Greene, Iowa – Thanks to a $5,000 donation from two local companies, the Greene Fire Department is keeping an invaluable piece of equipment.
Fire Chief Neil Nordmeyer says a lease expired on their gator, which would’ve left his department without one.
Landus Cooperative and Land O’Lakes each donated $2,500.
The gator’s unique because it allows for accessibility on terrain and it’s medically equipped.
The fire department and ambulance service also received an additional $750. Greene is one 48 fire/rescue crews who received part of the $36,000 donations.
Nordmeyer says the use of the gator is more helpful than being on foot in some areas.
He added community support is a critical piece in making his department successful.