ROBARDS, Ky. (WEHT) – Tyson Foods donated $65,000 to Robards Community Fire Department.
A $60,000 grant was awarded by Tyson Foods corporate headquarters in Springdale, AR, and an additional $5,000 was donated by Tyson Foods Robards KY making the total $65,000.
The funds are needed to help the fire department purchase equipment for its newly acquired 105-foot ladder truck to make the ladder truck fully operational and able to be placed in service.
Robards Fire Chief David Denton said before this ladder truck, they would have been unable to reach the tops of the buildings without using internal stairways, which would have delayed rescue or fire suppression efforts.
(This story was originally published on July 10, 2019)