Grant to help Kalispell Police provide safer outcomes 

NEWS RELEASE 

25 May 2021

 

A $8,999 Roundup for Safety grant to the Kalispell Police Department will be used to purchase a drone they say has the potential to save lives. The drone will enable responders to decide the best course of action by assessing scenes and hazards to determine safe routes for reaching potential victims, team members, and suspects. They say the drone will increase the chance of a safe outcome for all parties involved in a critical incident.  

Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Roundup for Safety Board also awarded grants for the following safety related community projects, bringing the total awarded at the May meeting to $37,049.                                                                                                                                

Farm Hands – Nourish the Flathead-$350 for wearable protective gear;   

Trinity Lutheran Church (Camp)-$700 for a touchless water bottle refill station;     

Samaritan House-$10,000 for fire panel and sensors;  

Martin City Rural Volunteer Fire Dept-$10,000 for turnout gear and protective wear;     

Wildcat Athletic Endowment Assoc.-$5,000 for lighting for soccer fields, and    

Whitefish Firefighters Association-$2,000 for wildland firefighting helmets.      

Roundup for Safety is a voluntary program for Flathead Electric Cooperative members who allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the next dollar, with the extra money going into a fund for community nonprofit safety projects. The Co-op is grateful to all who participate in enhancing the safety of our community. For additional information about the program, call Wendy Ostrom-Price at 406-751-1820 or visit www.flatheadelectric.com/roundup