City of Russell Fire Department Awarded Grant to Purchase Hazmat Equipment

Fire Department Awarded KPA Grant
Fire Department Awarded KPA Grant

The City of Russell Fire Department has been awarded a $5,127 grant from the Kansas Pipeline Association to purchase hazmat equipment.

This equipment will enhance the department's ability to respond to hazardous materials events according to a press release from Fire Chief Dylan Riedel.

The Kansas Pipeline Association provided funds for the department to purchase three Pro Drum patch and repair kits, three oil-only spill kits in 95-gallon overpack salvage drums and three truck spill kits.

The hazmat equipment that was purchased will help when cleaning up hazardous material spills, helping patch and seal fuel tanks leaking from accidents, and other types of spills ranging from oil, fuel or other chemicals.

The City of Russell Fire Department would like to thank the Kansas Pipeline Association for the grant.

(Information and photo courtesy City of Russell Fire Department.)