(Dodge County) Beaver Dam first responders alongside 12 other area communities have been given a little help from Alliant Energy’s Hometown Safety Grants program. The program funds specific tools and projects to help first responders do their jobs even better. This includes products such as defibrillators in public buildings, personal protective equipment for police personnel and more. This year 13 agencies were presented grants totaling over $12,000. As one of the 13 recipients, the City of Beaver Dam was awarded $1000 for the purchase of ballistic shield protection for officers. Other area recipients include Barneveld, Rio, Grand Marsh, and Bowler.
The Alliant Energy Foundation wants to remind everyone that emergency responders are our neighbors and friends, and many are even volunteers within their roles, but they provide medical care, fight fires, and protect our communities because they care. Therefore the Alliant Energy Foundation is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where Alliant Energy employees, retirees and customers live and work. Organizations looking to apply for a Hometown Safety Grant from the Alliant Energy Foundation should visit alliantenergy.com/foundation. A full list of area grant recipients can be found below.