Honeywell Makes Huge Donation to CPFD
Last week, Honeywell presented over $255,000 to local area fire departments. Mayor Bach, Sheriff Terry Maketa and Honeywell CEO's spoke of the contributions to the community made by volunteer fire departments to the recent fires and floods.
At the event, Crystal Park, Cascade and Palmer Lake Volunteer Fire Departments were particularly honored with donations of new, top quality, protective safety equipment. CPFD chose new lightweight PPE that can be used in technical rescue, flood and medical response and wildland firefighting (the blue set seen above and below) for its volunteers.
All the fire departments in El Paso County and Colorado Springs were represented by leadership at the event. Below CPFD Chief Hennessey, MSFD Chief Buckmiller and CFD Chief Whittemore catch up. CPFD Station Captain Doughty and Deputy Chief Welsch wait for the event to start.
Lt. Steve Leander drove the CPFD Engine 910 to the event, and poses by the sign defining the Honeywell Humanitarian Relief Fund. The $255,000 which will be spread out over 12 local departments was contributed by Honeywell employees world-wide and matched by the company.
A HUGE THANK YOU FROM THE CRYSTAL PARK COMMUNITY AND THE CRYSTAL PARK FIRE DEPARTMENT TO THE EMPLOYEES OF HONEYWELL AND THE HONEYWELL CORPORATION FOR THIS GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION TO THE SAFETY OF OUR VOLUNTEERS.