For Immediate Release
The Milford Fire Department was awarded a First Responder Grant from the Gary Sinise Foundation for the purchase of new wildland Personal Protection Equipment and tools.
Milford, Calif. – In May 2021, The Milford Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a $28,000 First Responder Grant from the Gary Sinise Foundation for the purchase of communications equipment. The new equipment will be replacing older radios. This is the second time the Milford Fire Department has been awarded a First Responder Grant. In 2019 the Milford Fire Department was awarded a $21,000 First Responder Grant from the Gary Sinise foundation for the purchase of new wildland Personal Protection Equipment and tools.
The Gary Sinise Foundation serves our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. They do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.
With a passion to honor the sacrifices made by our police officers, firefighters, and EMTs, Gary included first responders in the mission statement of the Gary Sinise Foundation. And in 2015, the Foundation established its official First Responders Outreach to serve these heroes and their families every day.
“Freedom and security are precious gifts that we, as Americans, should never take for granted. We must do all we can to extend our hand in times of need to those who willingly sacrifice each day to provide that freedom and security. While we can never do enough to show gratitude to our nation’s defenders, we can always do a little more.”
You can learn more about the Gary Sinise Foundation at https://www.garysinisefoundation.org
Submitted by Ryan Erwin.