The Columbus Fire Department is excited to announce a donation from ADM Cares in the amount of $100,000 towards the recent purchase of a new engine for the Columbus Rural Fire Protection District.
ADM Cares helps sustain and strengthen communities where ADM colleagues work, live and operate by directing funding, volunteerism, and industry knowledge to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. ADM Cares focuses its efforts primarily in three areas: Advancing Sustainable Agriculture; Increasing Food Security, and Investing in Education.
In February 2022, the Columbus Rural Fire Protection District placed an order for a new engine. The unit is being manufactured by Alexis Fire Equipment Company out of Alexis, Illinois and is projected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2023. This apparatus will feature a 2000-gallon water tank and be able to serve in dual capacity as a pumper for fire attack and a tender for water supply. This apparatus will be stationed at the Charlie Louis Fire Station.
On behalf of the Columbus Fire Department and the Columbus Rural Fire Protection District, we would like to thank ADM Cares for their generosity and continued support.