Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative’s (ACEC) Operation Round-Up program granted the Redgranite Fire Department $5,000 to purchase a track system for their 2020 Can-Am Defender Max Limited HD10 four-door enclosed cab UTV. The track system will allow the fire department to respond to calls in marshy areas or in heavy snow conditions. By purchasing the tracks, responding crews are able to go in areas where the original tires that came with the UTV wouldn’t have allowed them to go before.
The UTV will be used for wild land fires and off road rescue situations such as lost/injured hunters and for snowmobile crashes. It is able to convert to carry a patient out of inaccessible areas in a short amount of time. Redgranite Fire Department has responded to three calls with the UTV since receiving it in May of this year.
The Redgranite Area Fire District board, consisting of representatives from the Villages of Redgranite, and Lohrville, and the Towns of Leon, Marion, Mount Morris and Warren in Waushara County along with all of the Volunteer members of the Fire Department and Redgranite Fire-Rescue Auxiliary, Inc. are very appreciate to the Adams-Columbia Operation Round-Up and all the members of the ACEC for their generous donation for the UTV which will serve many members in the Adams-Columbia service area for a long time.
Participating members of ACEC’s Operation Round-Up program voluntary round their bill up to the next dollar amount in which the spare change goes to the Adams-Columbia Community Fund. The next deadline for individuals and organizations to apply for funding from Operation Round-Up is Jan. 15.
To learn more about ACEC’s Operation Round-Up program, visit www.acecwi.com/operation-round-up/.