Saturday, December 2, 2023

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.”

First Responders Honored

The Southlake Department of Public Safety is honored to have recently been recognized during Southlake Baptist Church’s First Responder Appreciation Day.  It is very humbling for Firefighters and Police Officers to be recognized for the work that they do every day as public servants and we are grateful to Pastor Clayton Reed, his staff and members of Southlake Baptist Church for their continuous support to Southlake’s Department of Public Safety.
Southlake Firefighter Jason Wise and Police Officer Allen Smith received special honors at the third annual First Responders Day for their leadership and service to the community. Each of the honorees was presented with a plaque from Pastor Reed. Matt Jack of Congressman’s Kenny Marchant’s office also presented each honoree with a U.S. flag that has been flown over the U.S. Capitol. You can read more–events/post/first-responders-sunday-recap