Griffith Volunteer Fire Dept. Fundraising Efforts

Unfortunately, many people don't realize the amount of many it takes to properly equip today's fire department. Being located in Northwest Indiana we are equipped to respond to HAZMat emergencies, confined space entrapment emergencies, high angle rescue, and cold water rescue. Of course, this is all in addition to performing traditional firefighter duties.

In order to provide this level of protection we must seek alternative funding. Each year we apply for several private, state, and federal grants. In the event we are lucky enough to receive grant funds, many require a percentage of "matching funds". Without the matching funds we are unable to receive the grant funds. In an effort to keep matching funds on hand, we hold annual fundraisers depositing the funds into the fire department donation account. In addition to using the donation account for matching funds, we also use it to supplement small equipment purchases and to hold additional fundraisers.

If you are interested in making a donation to the Griffith Fire Department contact Chief Roy Schoon at 219-924-7500.

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On a daily basis, many of your fellow Hoosiers put your safety first. Members of the fire service, law enforcement, and emergency medical service s from across Indiana make the well-being of their fellow citizens a top priority. Now, there is a way for you to show Hoosier first responders your support and gratitude. All money raised through the sale of the Secure Indiana license plate is returned to Indiana's brave first responders through funding such items as personal protection equipment, communications devices, and technology to make them more prepared to answer the call of Hoosiers in need. Get your Secure Indiana license plate today and show your support!

This plate can be ordered through myBMV.com, at license branches, and other customer service locations. You will receive the plate in the mail within 14 days.

You may display this plate on passenger cars, trucks up to 11,000 pounds, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles.

Sponsoring Organization
Indiana Homeland Security Foundation
302 West Washington Street
Room E208 - IGCS
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-233-3980

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