Crawfordsville Fire Dept. to donate fire gear to Kentucky Fire Depts hit by tornadoes

Photo courtesy of The Crawfordsville Fire Department
The Crawfordsville Fire Department donated surplus gear to fire departments in Kentucky that were severely damaged by the devastating tornadoes that hit the state recently.

The Crawfordsville Board of Works recently approved the Crawfordsville Fire Department’s (CFD) donation of surplus fire gear to fire departments in Kentucky who were affected by the devastating tornadoes that took place earlier this month.

“This was a team effort by CFD, Crawfordsville Professional Firefighters Local 4143, Mayor Todd Barton, Crawfordsville Board of Works and Montgomery County EMA. Because of this, we were able to move quickly and get these supplies where they needed to go,” said Crawfordsville Fire Department Chief Scott Busenbark. “Fire departments in Kentucky are hurting, and this is just a small effort to try and support them with the equipment we have available.”

Some fire departments in Kentucky were severely damaged or destroyed completely, losing vital equipment and fire trucks to the storms.

The gear will be sent down with food, clothing and essential tool donations from the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency. The CFD donation will include loose equipment like axes, flashlights and picks, and three sets of protective clothing gear. The gear will be boxed by the Crawfordsville Professional Firefighters Local 4143 before shipping.

 About the City of Crawfordsville: Crawfordsville is home to more than 16,000 residents and is the county seat in Montgomery County, Indiana. About an hour west of Indianapolis, the growing city is known for its state and nationally recognized paramedicine program, extensive outdoor recreational opportunities at Shades State Park and Sugar Creek River, and is home to the Ironman Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championships and Wabash College.