MENLO — Flint Hills Resources announced on Feb. 3 it has awarded grants to the Menlo and Stuart fire departments to help fund the purchase of new rescue equipment.
Menlo Fire and Rescue received $1,370 to help purchase a rescue saw, an industrial-grade tool used by firefighters when responding to incidents involving vehicle crashes, building and equipment collapse, and agricultural equipment accidents. The Stuart Fire Department received $3,000 to purchase new particulate blocking Nomex hoods — personal protective equipment used by firefighters to shield their skin from harmful carcinogens.
“Fundraising for volunteer fire departments has been difficult during the pandemic,” said Stuart Assistant Fire Chief Josh Renslow. “We are grateful for our ongoing partnership with Flint Hills Resources to help keep our community safe.”
The donations are part of Flint Hills Resources’ commitment to supporting emergency responders in communities where the company operates. The company also sponsors firefighters from Iowa and Nebraska at a two-day industrial firefighting program held at the company’s Pine Bend refinery near St. Paul, Minn. In 2019 several area firefighters participated in the training.
“We are very grateful for the dedication of the volunteer firefighters in Menlo and Stuart,” said Jack Mitchell, plant manager of Flint Hills Resources’ Menlo facility. “We’re happy to do our part to help first responders have the equipment they need to do their job effectively.”
About Flint Hills Resources, LLC
Flint Hills Resources is an industry leader in refining, chemicals and biofuels and ingredients, with operations primarily in the Midwest and Texas. Based in Wichita, Kansas, the company has nearly 4,000 employees and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc.
Flint Hills Resources operates six ethanol plants, located in Arthur, Fairbank, Iowa Falls, Menlo and Shell Rock, Iowa; and Fairmont, Nebraska. The plants have a combined annual capacity of over 725 million gallons of ethanol, over 1.5 million tons of distillers grains and over 150,000 tons of NexPro® corn fermented protein for animal feed.
NexPro® is a registered trademark in the United States owned by Flint Hills Resources, LP and may be registered in other jurisdictions.
More information about the company is available at FHR.com.