Donation Helps Iowa Falls Fire Department Purchase New Ladder Truck, Gear Bags
New truck will increase the department’s emergency response capabilities
January 2, 2014
The Iowa Falls Volunteer Fire Department will upgrade their emergency services with the help of a donation from Flint Hills Resources. The department plans to purchase a state-of-the art aerial ladder truck, enhancing firefighter safety for Iowa Falls’ volunteers.
This is the second donation Flint Hills Resources has made to the department in 2013. Earlier in the year, the company donated funds for the purchase of new gear bags to store and transport firefighters’ equipment. In total, Flint Hills Resources donated nearly $5,000 to the Iowa Falls Fire Department in 2013.
“Volunteer firefighters play a critical role in the community,” said David Cotten, plant manager at Flint Hills Resources Iowa Falls. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to help the department purchase the equipment they need to keep Iowa Falls and our neighboring communities safe.”
The donation is part of Flint Hills Resources’ continued commitment to supporting local fire departments and first responders. In 2013, the company has donated more than $100,000 to local fire departments across the U.S. to enhance their operations.
“Responding quickly and effectively to emergencies is our number one priority,” said Rick Gustin, Iowa Falls Fire Chief. “With the help of community partners like Flint Hills Resources, we are able to provide the necessary services to protect the people in our fire district.”
An aerial ladder truck will allow the department to perform more rapid rescues and deliver higher volumes of water to quickly extinguish building fires.
About Flint Hills Resources
Flint Hills Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, is a leading refining, biofuels and chemicals company. Its subsidiaries market products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol, biodiesel, olefins, polymers and intermediate chemicals, as well as base oils and asphalt.
Flint Hills Resources operates ethanol plants in Arthur, Fairbank, Iowa Falls, Menlo and Shell Rock, Iowa and Fairmont, Neb. The plants have a combined annual capacity of 650 million gallons of ethanol. The company also owns biodiesel facilities in Texas and Nebraska and has made equity investments in bioenergy companies working to innovate and optimize biofuel production.
The refining business operates refineries in Alaska (North Pole), Minnesota (Rosemount) and Texas (Corpus Christi), with a combined crude oil processing capacity of nearly 670,000 barrels per day. The petrochemical business includes production facilities in Illinois, Michigan and Texas. The asphalt business produces and markets product in the Midwest and Alaska. A subsidiary owns an interest in a lubricants base oil facility in Louisiana.