Saturday, October 31, 2020

Southlake First Responders Receive “Helping Heroes” Grant

The City of Southlake’s Fire Department recently received a 2,500 grant from the Koch Pipeline Company’s Helping Heroes program.

In 2012, Koch Pipeline Company and Flint Hills Resources began the Helping Heroes grant program to help support Texas fire departments and emergency responders. Since then, the companies have awarded approximately $500,000 in grants across the state. Agencies submit applications for the grant money in July. The applications are then vetted by a team of internal and external professionals and the grants awarded at the end of the year. Fire Chief Mike Starr said, “We are grateful to have received the grant money again this year and plan to use it to help the community.” The Southlake Fire Department will use the funds to purchase smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

The Edgecliff Village Fire Department is also a recipient of the Helping Hands grant.  Yoalmo Salazar, operations supervisor, Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. said, “Both of our recipients are previous grant recipients and we’re thrilled to be able to continue to support their efforts to help keep our community safe.”