Dubuque County supervisors approve $125,000 in grants to fire, EMS departments

The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors recently awarded seven Tom Hancock Memorial Fire and EMS Grant Program grants totaling $125,000.

The supervisors created the annual, $125,000 fund in 2019 in honor of Hancock — the late former supervisor, state senator and chief of the Epworth Fire Department — who died partway through his first term on the board in January 2016.

The awards went to:

The Dyersville Fire Department received $26,275 this year for an engine replacement, the largest award.

The Bernard Rescue Unit received $25,000 toward an ambulance replacement.

The Centralia-Peosta Fire Department received $25,000 for PPE turnout gear.

The Epworth Fire Department received $20,000 for extrication tools.

Worthington Community Fire received $15,000 for PPE turnout gear.

The Holy Cross/North Buena Vista Fire Department received $7,500 for a cardiac monitor and defibrillator. Sherrill Volunteer Firefighters received $6,225 to replace thermal imaging equipment.