Wood Dale Fire Department receives funds for training and community safety

While many associate fire departments strictly with firefighting, these first responders answer the call for a wide variety of local emergencies. Carbon monoxide poisonings are one of those situations.

Recently, Country Financial Representative Shannon Libby provided support for the Wood Dale Fire Department with a donation of $1,500.

The funds will be used for training as well as the purchase of carbon monoxide detectors made available for those in the community needing them. Libby recently shared her support in a check presentation.

"Our community is able to sleep well at night thanks to the commitment, dedication and bravery of these men and women and their lifesaving work," Libby said. "By supporting training needs, we help take care of those who take care of us. The funds also will go towards the purchase of additional carbon monoxide detectors for community members in need."

Country Financial has donated more than $5 million since 2020 to organizations and programs that support first responders, active-duty service members and veterans, supporting the company's vision to "enrich lives in the communities we serve."

The Operation Helping Heroes program was created in 2015 to support non-profit events and programs that benefit active-duty service members, veterans, and their families. Later, the program expanded to include first responders and teachers.

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