supervisors announce recipients of fire/EMS grants

Dubuque County officials recently doled out $125,000 in grants to area fire and emergency medical departments in the name of a late county supervisor and esteemed firefighter.

Dubuque County supervisors this month signed off on the list of recipients of the inaugural Tom Hancock Memorial Fire and EMS grants. The program is named in honor of Hancock, who died in 2016 during his first term as a supervisor.

Hancock also was a former chief of the Epworth Fire Department, a previous president of the Iowa Firefighters Association and a member of the Iowa Senate.

Award recipients for this year are:

New Vienna/Luxemburg Fire and EMS: $50,000 for fire station project

Cascade Fire Department: $20,000 for a new SCBA air compressor

Farley Volunteer Fire Department: $15,000 for a station generator

Key West Fire and EMS: $15,000 for a fire/rescue boat

Worthington Fire and EMS: $10,000 for a monitor/defibrillator project

Asbury Community Fire Department: $5,000 for gas monitors and CO detectors

Holy Cross/North Buena Vista Fire Department: $5,000 for generator replacement

Sherrill Fire Department: $5,000 for a front-mount remote monitor