Orleans Fire Department receives Orange County REMC Operation Roundup grant

ORLEANS – The Orleans Fire Department has received a grant from Orange County REMC Operation Roundup in the amount of $1,735.

Pictured from left to right: Hannah Carter- Orange County REMC HR and Operation Roundup Coordinator, Firefighter Troy Beasley, and Deputy Fire Chief Michael Beasley. Photo by Emilee Mills

Grant funds will be used to finish setting up the department’s rope rescue gear and to perform water rescues in floodwaters.

“Members will now be able to perform multiple types of rescues whether it be over the bank rescues or animal rescues,” said Orleans Fire Department Chief Michael Beasley.

The Orleans Fire Dept would also like to thank Dr. Kelly Kirk and the employees from Kirk Vet in Orleans for the donation of $250 to help purchase a rescue harness for animal rescues in sinkholes or any type of hole where a dog or cat may get stuck.

The donation also consisted of two life jackets for a medium and a large size animal during flooding events or water rescues.

“The Orleans Fire Dept can’t thank these businesses enough for the awarding of these grants and donations,” added Chief Beasley.