LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. Receives $1,400 Grant from Wolverine Pipe Line Company

LaCrosse, Indiana. – Wolverine Pipe Line Company (Wolverine) granted a $1,400 check to LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. The grant money will be used by LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. to buy a Milwaukee 28-volt Sawzall, a Milwaukee 28-volt Cut Off grinder, and a Milwaukee 28-volt Bandsaw Kit. These tools would be used as a life-saving resource on a multitude of emergency incidents, including severe car accidents.

“The grant helps us to purchase the tools necessary to save lives in case of emergency,” said Chief Aaron Rust of LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department, Inc, “We could not do the level of work we do without the backing of companies like Wolverine.” The check was part of Wolverine’s Good Neighbor Grant Program, where money is used to fund good work in communities along Wolverine’s pipeline route.

Incorporated in 1941, the LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department covers 48 square miles spread across two townships in southern LaPorte County, Indiana. Consisting of 24 active members, the all-volunteer department responds to the fire and medical emergencies of its over 1,200 residents and travelers alike. 

One major state road and one major US Hwy travel through the center of LaCrosse, equating to hundreds of vehicles a day. The Department operates solely on a small yearly allowance afforded to them by the two townships that it serves. Grants and donations of the public are what the Department relies on to operate and purchase equipment. 

“The LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department is a vital part of the community,” said Lou Kraus, Right-of-Way & Claims Supervisor at Wolverine. “We are pleased to support them through our Good Neighbor Grant Program.”  

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 approximately 30% of all gasoline and diesel fuel used in Michigan.

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