(July 11, 2020) The Hanover Fire Department serves an area with rivers and lakes so water rescue is part of their responsibility and the current rescue suits they have are dated and they also leak. This poses issues for rescuers trying to perform life saving services in cold water situations. Their 24 volunteers give up countless hours to train so they can provide “a level of service the exceeds the expectations of the residents they serve.” They requested $6,568 to purchase six new suits.
I spoke to Chief Dentinger and he was so happy to know they would be getting the new rescue suits. He also told me it was great to be helping the small departments in Ontario who are mostly volunteer, and he noted that the volunteers give up so much of their own time to train just for the good of the community. I appreciate that as well and am happy to do my part.
(Sept. 25, 2020) The suits finally arrived! Chief Dentinger sent photos and said, “These suits will serve us well and the department is very excited to stay warm and dry this year during our training exercises and during emergencies.”