Nevada, Iowa– When the Nevada Fire Department announced the need for community support to replace a 26-year-old fire engine, it did not take long for State Bank & Trust Company of Nevada to reveal a large financial commitment would be coming.
Bank officials announced they were donating $25,000 to the Nevada Firefighters Inc, a 501C3 part of the fire department.
State Bank President Dan Johnson said, “The Nevada Community is grateful for all the time, effort, and dedication the Nevada Volunteer Fire Department gives to our community and surrounding area. This new fire truck will help them save lives and property. We felt it was the least we could do for all the sacrifices they give to our community.”
The City of Nevada has budgeted $510,000 for a new state-of-the-art fire engine. Unfortunately, after the budget was approved, the cost of apparatus around the country skyrocketed with price increases of over $50,000 every six months. Fire Chief Ray Reynolds and his team of firefighters were committed to enlisting the help of the community to cover the final price tag of $670,000.
“Raising the difference of $160,000 might seem daunting to most, but our volunteer firefighters have strong partnerships well entrenched in our community,” Reynolds said. “State Bank and Trust is a critical partner to assuring we can continue to protect our community. This large contribution will help us meet our goal. We were very taken back to see such a large donation in such a short time frame from the time we presented our plan to them.”
The Nevada Fire Department runs 781 calls for service and covers 137 square miles, operating out of one station. The department has 48 members who are volunteers and one career fire chief.
Thank you to State Bank and Trust Co. for your generous contribution.
Questions can be forwarded to Fire Chief Ray Reynolds at email@example.com.