A generous gift from one locally owned business will help firefighters with Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) continue their CCFR Community Outreach efforts, which help residents get back on their feet in the aftermath of fires and other emergencies, and supports other community programs.
This week, Rob Hamann of Rob Hamann Insurance Agency in St. Peters, presented the Community Outreach program with a $2,500 check, as well as a $2,500 sponsorship for the third annual Mud Volleyball Tournament. The tournament, which will be held July 14, is the program’s primary fundraiser each year. Hamann has been a huge supporter of many programs and projects within CCFR over the years.
The donation was made during a visit by Hamann and Jack Salzwedel, president of American Family Insurance, who were eager to learn more about CCFR operations and the CCFR Community Outreach program.
CCFR firefighters gave Salzwedel and Hamann a tour of Station #4, which included an opportunity to go 100 feet up in Ladder 9542 to learn more about the ladder truck and its capabilities. The visitors also had a chance to check out the CCFR Training Facility. There, they donned firefighting gear and self-contained breathing equipment so they could enter the burn tower and experience a bit of the training all CCFR firefighters go through. Finally, the visitors were able to observe the use of hydraulic rescue equipment to see how CCFR crews help victims during a car crash.
Before heading back to Wisconsin, Salzwedel was given a customized fire chief helmet featuring the American Family Insurance logo to thank him for the support his company has provided the District over the years.
Learn more about the CCFR Community Outreach program at www.ccfrcommunity.com.