1/5/12 – The Waupun Fire Department has been awarded a $164,500 Homeland Security grant. According to a press release, Fire Chief Jeff Berry said the grant is the largest ever received by the department. Awarded by the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, Berry says the grant will be used to replace self-contained breathing apparatuses and a refill system. Berry says his department has always strived to emphasize the importance of fire safety and having the proper
equipment for the firefighters to perform their tasks as safely as possible. Waupun is one of 6,000 departments nationwide that are splitting $500-million in grant money.