Landus Cooperative Donates $36,000 to Local Fire/Rescue Crews Across Territory

Eligible Fire/Rescue crews receive a $750 Core Grant from Landus Cooperative

AMES, Iowa – Forty-eight fire/rescue crews around the state were awarded $750 each from Landus Cooperative in January. Landus Cooperative awarded $36,000 as part of their annual donation to local fire and rescue crews in areas where they do business.

The complete list of who received the grant:

  • Ackley Fire Department
  • Adair Fire & Rescue
  • Alden Fire Department
  • Altoona Fire Department
  • Atlantic Fire & Rescue
  • Auburn Fire & Rescue
  • Bayard Ambulance
  • Bayard Fire Department
  • Boxholm Fire Department
  • Bricelyn Fire Department
  • Bristow Fire Department
  • Britt Fire Department
  • Buffalo Center Fire Department
  • Calhoun County EMS
  • Casey Fire Department
  • Churdan Fire & Rescue
  • Coon Rapids Fire Department
  • Dedham Fire Department
  • Dike Fire & Rescue
  • Early Fire & Rescue
  • Easton Fire Department
  • Elmore Fire Department
  • Exira Fire & Rescue
  • Forest City Fire Department
  • Gowrie Fire Department
  • Greene Ambulance Service
  • Greene Fire Department
  • Halbur Fire Department
  • Ida Grove Fire Department
  • Kiester Fire Department
  • Manilla Fire Department
  • Newell Fire Department
  • Ogden Fire Department
  • Parkersburg Fire Department
  • Paton Fire Department
  • Plainfield Fire Department
  • Plainfield First Responders
  • Rake Fire Department
  • Ralston Fire Department
  • Reading-Cedar Fire Department
  • Rockwell City Fire Department
  • Sac City Fire Department
  • Scranton Fire Department
  • Stuart Fire & Rescue
  • Templeton Fire Department
  • West Hancock Ambulance
  • Winnebago Fire Department
  • Woodward Fire Department

“Supporting fire and rescue crews is something Landus Cooperative takes pride in,” said Milan Kucerak, CEO of Landus Cooperative. “Many of our employees and farmer-members are part of these safety and emergency response crews. Fire and rescue crews play a crucial role in our rural communities and to the cooperative itself.”

The farmer-owned cooperative announced the Core Grant program at the beginning of last year as part of a quarterly philanthropy focus. With this grant, 48 fire and rescue crews will be able to continue to update and improve their equipment and services to respond to emergencies in their community and surrounding areas.

“We appreciate the dedication of these crews to the safety and protection of our employees, farmer-members, and community members,” said Alyssa Hemesath, communications specialist who oversees the donation process at Landus Cooperative.

To learn more about Landus Cooperative’s donation program visit