Alma Chamber
Dairyland Power Co-op
For Immediate Release
August 29, 2023
Dairyland Supports Tri-Community Fire Department

Inaugural Charity Golf Outing Raises Funds for New Water Tender Truck

For more information, contact:
Katie Thomson at 608.787.1323
Ellie Meyer at 608.787.1421
ALMA, WI—Dairyland Power Cooperative has donated $7,355 to the Tri-Community Fire Department following Dairyland’s inaugural John P. Madgett (JPM) Charitable Golf Outing earlier this summer. As the local first responders, Tri-Community directly supports Dairyland’s Alma Site in the event of fire or emergency.

“The safety and well-being of our employees and communities is our highest priority at Dairyland," said Dairyland President and CEO Brent Ridge. "This donation to the Tri-Community Fire Department reflects our support and appreciation for their commitment to keeping local communities safe."

Funds raised from the Dairyland charitable golf outing and the annual firefighters dinner were used to help replace the department’s over 30-year-old tender truck. Tender trucks are used to transport water to the scene where a water source isn’t available. In searching for a new truck, the department decided to find a used chassis and transfer the tank to help reduce costs to the community. In total, fundraisers and donations contributed $30,000 to help offset cost of the $60,000 replacement truck.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported these fundraising efforts,” said Tri-Community Fire Chief, Matt Biesterveld. “This upgrade benefits the communities we serve and helps provide critical aid to the fire departments of Alma, Fountain City, Waumandee, Nelson, Mondovi and to our Mutual Aid Box Alarm Systems (MABAS) division 148.”

With headquarters in La Crosse, Wis., Dairyland provides the wholesale electrical requirements for 24 distribution cooperatives and 27 municipal utilities. These cooperatives and municipals, in turn, supply the energy needs of approximately 700,000 people in the four-state service area. Dairyland delivers electricity via 3,300 miles of transmission lines and 232 substations located
3200 East Ave. South
PO Box 817
La Crosse, WI 54602-0817

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