Lehigh Hanson donates $40,000 check to Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department

MITCHELL – The Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department received a check for $40,000 from Lehigh Hanson Tuesday morning, that will go towards purchasing a new rescue/hazmat vehicle for the department.

Members of the Mitchell VFD, Lehigh Hanson, and City Council were on-site to receive the check

Lehigh Cement Plant Manager Tracy Crowther presented the check to the department to build on the relationship and provide additional services to the members of the community.

Lehigh Cement Plant Manager Tracy Crowther

“With our expansion, it drives the need for us to foster our involvement with rescue personnel, as they may have to help us with any unforeseen incidents,” said Crowther. “This is also a great opportunity for us to give back to the community and support our rescue teams that are here in the area.”

Mitchell VFD Firetruck with the Lehigh plant in the distance

This is the second check that Lehigh Hanson has given to a Volunteer Fire Department in the Mitchell area for equipment and additional services that can be provided. Plans with the department and Lehigh are being put in place to tour the facility and work for hand in hand to determine the best routes and services that may be needed at the plant in the event of a major emergency, including safety training opportunities for those at the plant.