Grants

2005 CAESARS FOUNDATION OF FLOYD COUNTY

LTVFD is proud to have received a Fall 2005 Caesars Foundation of Floyd County Grant Award. This grant proposal was submitted to fund the Lafayette Township 2005 Thermal Imaging Camera Add and Update Project.

Proposal Overview

The focus of the Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department 2005 Thermal Imaging Camera Add and Update Project is to purchase a new and updated Thermal Imaging Camera for use in the field, which will make our job safer and allow us the ability to have one in each station to protect the whole community without delay.

Project Scope

This program will directly affect our ability to have immediate access to a Thermal Imager when we arrive on the scene. With this in mind we would be creating a safer working environment for our firefighters and a greater chance we would find the person or persons in need during a situation in which the Thermal Imaging Camera would be deployed.

Project Budget

$10,000.00 Caesars Foundation of Floyd County has generously funded this project.

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2004 CAESARS FOUNDATION OF FLOYD COUNTY

LTVFD is proud to have received a Fall 2004 Caesars Foundation of Floyd County grant award. This grant proposal was submitted to fund the Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department 2004 AED (Automatic Electronic Defibrillator) Technology Project.

PROPOSAL OVERVIEW:

The focus of the Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department 2004 AED Technology Project is purchase technologically current cardiac care and computer equipment for in-field use, addressing the number one cause of death in the United States today: Sudden Cardiac Arrest(SCA).

PROJECT SCOPE:

This program will directly affect our ability to treat cardiac patients by using biphasic defibrillator units, recommended by the American Heart Association Guidelines 2000 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care: International Consensus on Science Standard Protocols as statistically superior in treating SCA events, as well as instituting computer technology for real-time communication between units in the field. The citizens of Lafayette Township and Floyd County will benefit from this new technology as the ability to use advanced AED and real-time communications saves time, ultimately saving lives.

PROJECT BUDGET:

$15,638.00. Caesars Foundation of Floyd County has generously funded this project proposal.

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2004 INDIANA DNR/USDA FOREST SERVICE VOLUNTEER FIRE ASSISTANCE GRANT

LTVFD is proud to have received a 2004 Indiana DNR/USDA Forest Service Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grant award. This grant proposal was submitted to fund the Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department 2004 Firefighter Safety Gear Program.

PROPOSAL OVERVIEW:

The focus of the Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department 2004 Firefighter Safety Gear Program is providing LTVFD personnel currently using protective firefighting boots and helmets that do not meet NFPA/OSHA standards with up-to-date standard compliant gear.

PROJECT SCOPE:

This proposal addresses LTVFD personnel with outdated, non-compliant gear. By protecting our personnel we may better fulfill our duties of protecting our community.

PROJECT BUDGET:

$7,000.00. The Indiana DNR/USDA Forest Service VFA grant is a 50/50 matching grant. LTVFD’s award was $3,500.00.

Deputy Chief Todd Schindler, Board of Directors President Charles Staser, Assistant Chief Jeremy Klein and Fire Chief Terry Meek shown with new equipment.

Deputy Chief Todd Schindler, Board of Directors President Charles Staser, Assistant Chief Jeremy Klein and Fire Chief Terry Meek shown with new equipment.

Close-up of selected equipment purchased via 2004 grant.

Close-up of selected equipment purchased via 2004 grant.


 

2003 FEMA/USFA FIRE ACT GRANT

LTVFD is proud to have received a 2003 Department of Homeland Security/FEMA/USFA FIRE ACT grant award. This grant proposal was submitted to fund PROTECTING

OUR OWN:

Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department 2003 Firefighter Safety Equipment Acquisition Program. LTVFD received a sixth round award.

PROPOSAL OVERVIEW:

The focus of PROTECTING OUR OWN: Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department 2003 Firefighter Safety Equipment Acquisition Program is the lack of currently NFPA/OSHA standard compliant Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) with Personal Alert Safety System (PASS) devices and Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) packs as standard equipment. LTVFD faces a crisis situation with the extreme age, wear, and continuing test failure rate of our current SCBA and PASS devices and has no official RIT equipment on hand, despite requests by Floyd County Police Department for on-call department and SWAT operations backup by LTVFD and our own Standard Operating Procedures requirement for RIT Crews on all interior fire attacks. All SCBA currently in use by LTVFD was purchased in 1992. None is designed for buddy-breathing or is equipped with voice-amplification components. January 2003 SCBA tests revealed a passing grade on one complete unit within the department.

PROJECT SCOPE:

LTVFD currently has the only truck-mounted Cascade refill system in Floyd County and therefore carries a number of extra SCBA cylinders, which are compatible with all other departments in our area. In effect, this proposal will effect not only Lafayette Township but all of Floyd County and, in a mass casualty incident a possible minimum three county area of Southern Indiana. Given that Lafayette Township is located just ten miles from Louisville, Kentucky, now the sixteenth largest city in the United States, we may also conceivably be called one day to aid a major metropolitan district.

PROJECT BUDGET:

$95,000.00+. Fire Act Grant is a 90/10 matching grant for a community our size.

Scott Certified Technician Todd Schindler inventories equipment shipped for the FEMA Grant Project.

Scott Certified Technician Todd Schindler inventories equipment shipped for the FEMA Grant Project.

Scott Airpack, harness, facemask and regulator.

Scott Airpack, harness, facemask and regulator.

Scott Equipment Training Session.

Scott Equipment Training Session.

Certified Instructors Terry Meek and Todd Schindler conduct training on the new Scott Equipment.

Certified Instructors Terry Meek and Todd Schindler conduct training on the new Scott Equipment.

2003 CAESARS FOUNDATION OF FLOYD COUNTY

LTVFD is proud to have received a Spring 2003 Caesars Foundation of Floyd County grant award. This grant proposal was submitted to fund the Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department 2003 Thermal Imaging Acquisition Program.

PROPOSAL OVERVIEW:

The focus of PROTECTING OUR OWN: Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department 2003 Thermal Imaging Acquisition Program is providing technology with a proven history of creating positive outcomes in disasterous emergency situations to the staff of LTVFD.Thermal Imaging technology has improved in the past few years to reach far beyond it’s initial scope of locating the core of a structure fire. This technology may now be applied to many fire, rescue, medical, hazmat, mass casualty and training scenarios with extraordinary results. LTVFD’s Thermal Imaging Acquisition Project encompasses the purchase of a closed-circuit system with camera and truck-mounted view screen allowing both on-scene and command personnel to view incidents in real time.

PROJECT SCOPE:

This program has the unique capacity to directly affect the citizens of Floyd County through our numerous Mutual Aid Agreements combined with backup services to Floyd County Sheriff Department SWAT.

PROJECT BUDGET:

Thermal Imaging Camera from Caesars Foundation Grant Project shown in hand-held status.

Thermal Imaging Camera from Caesars Foundation Grant Project shown in hand-held status.

Engine 11 truck-mounted Thermal Imaging Camera from Caesars Foundation Grant Project.

Engine 11 truck-mounted Thermal Imaging Camera from Caesars Foundation Grant Project.

2002 INDIANA DNR/USDA FOREST SERVICE VOLUNTEER FIRE ASSISTANCE GRANT

LTVFD is proud to have received a 2002 Indiana DNR/USDA Forest Service Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grant award. This grant proposal was submitted to fund the Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department 2002 Firefighter Safety Turn-Out Gear Program.

PROPOSAL OVERVIEW:

The focus of PROTECTING OUR OWN: Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department 2002 Firefighter Safety Turn-Out Gear Program is providing LTVFD personnel currently using personal protective gear that is not NFPA/OSHA standard compliant with up-to-date standard compliant gear.

PROJECT SCOPE:

This proposal addresses all LTVFD personnel with outdated, non-compliant gear. By protecting our personnel we may better fulfill our duties of protecting our community.

PROJECT BUDGET:

$9,500.00. The Indiana DNR/USDA Forest Service VFA grant is a 50/50 matching grant. LTVFD’s award was $4,750.00

 LTVFD Firefighters in Turn-out Gear purchased under the Indiana DNR/USDA Forest Service 2002 Grant Project.


LTVFD Firefighters in Turn-out Gear purchased under the Indiana DNR/USDA Forest Service 2002 Grant Project.

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2002 INDIANA DNR/DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY HANDTOOL PROGRAM

LTVFD is proud to have received a 2002 Indiana DNR/Department of Forestry Handtool Program award. This proposal was submitted to supply Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department with wildland firefighting tools.

PROPOSAL OVERVIEW:

The focus of this proposal was obtaining a compliment of wildland firefighting tools designed by the DNR/Dept of Forestry. The compliment included six (6) council fire rakes, two (2) collapsible broom rakes, four (4) fire swatters, two (2) backpack pumps and two (2) shovels.

PROJECT SCOPE:

The Indiana DNR/Department of Forestry Handtool Program requires a cooperative mutual aid agreement. Departments may receive a compliment of tools once every ten years.

PROJECT BUDGET:

$1,000.00. The Indiana DNR/Department of Forestry Handtool Program provides an equipment grant.

2002 CAESARS FOUNDATION OF FLOYD COUNTY

LTVFD is proud to have received a Fall 2002 Caesars Foundation of Floyd County grant award. This grant proposal was submitted to fund the Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department 2002 Personal Protective Equipment Project.

PROPOSAL OVERVIEW:

The focus of the Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department 2002 Personal Protective Equipment Project is providing the 73% of active firefighters on our department currently equipped with turn-out gear that does not meet NFPA/OSHA standards due to extreme wear and age with compliant gear. Non-standard compliant gear puts our personnel at significant risk of injury or death.

PROJECT SCOPE:

This program will directly affect our department personnel by allowing them a safer working environment which, in turn, will allow participation in situations not currently considered safe due to lack of compliant gear. Ultimately, those receiving benefit from this program will be the citizens of Lafayette Township and Floyd County through our numerous Mutual Aid Agreements.

PROJECT BUDGET:

$20,502.00. Caesars Foundation of Floyd County awarded $10,000.00 for this proposal.

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