Bertrand Township Fire Department in Van Buren County Receives $1,300 Grant from Wolverine Pipe Line Company

Bertrand Township, Mich. – Wolverine Pipe Line Company presented a check on October 3rd, 2019 to the Bertrand Township Fire Department for $1,300. The Bertrand Township Fire Department will use the grant to purchase new Elkhart Brass Nozzles. 

“We are extremely grateful for the generous donation made toward the purchase of the Elkhart Brass Nozzles,” said Bertrand Township Fire Captian Tyler Knisely. “On behalf of Bertrand Township Fire Department, I would like to personally thank Wolverine for supporting our push into the future of firefighting.”

The check was part of Wolverine’s Good Neighbor Grant Program, where money is used to fund good work in communities along their pipeline route. The program focuses on supporting schools and emergency first responders such as fire departments and other non-profit agencies.

In the past, Wolverine has emphasized education initiatives and supported conservation efforts such as the Outdoor Discovery Center near Lake Macatawa in Holland, MI. This year, Wolverine has decided to put an emphasis on first responder needs. 

“When we heard the Bertrand Township Fire Department was in need of new nozzles, it was an easy decision for us,” said Saul Flota, President of Wolverine Pipe Line Company. “High-quality fire hose nozzles are expensive but can be life-saving when fighting a fire. We believe effective public safety is a partnership between our company, first responders, and the community. Wolverine Pipe Line Company is proud to support the Bertrand Fire Department.”

Wolverine Pipe Line Company is a fuel transportation company headquartered in Portage, Michigan. Wolverine operates ~700 miles of active pipeline transporting refined petroleum products from refineries in the Chicago area to the Michigan market. Wolverine transports over 30% of all gasoline and diesel fuel used in Michigan.

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