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Jasper Fire Protection District receives check from FCS Financial in front of fire truck.

Jasper County Fire Protection District receives a $10,000 grant check from FCS Financial.

The FCS Financial Rural Community and Agriculture Foundation recently granted $10,000 to Jasper Fire Protection District in Jasper County to assist with the purchase of a new water tank.

Jasper Fire Protection District covers 125 square miles in rural southwest Missouri and responds to about 250 calls a year. Many of those calls are in response to farm machinery, structure, field and brush fires.

“It is essential to have a large amount of water available to extinguish the types of fires we see in this area,” Chief Jacob Good says. “It is a necessity to have a functioning water tanker.”

With FCS Financial’s grant, the district will buy and install a 3,000-gallon water tank with a pump on a Freightliner that was donated by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The district raised the remaining funds needed for the $50,000 project that includes the bed, tank and plumbing. The tanker will supply water to fire engines within the district and provide mutual aid to surrounding fire departments.

The FCS Financial Rural Community and Agriculture Foundation represents the cooperative’s long-term commitment to a thriving and prosperous agricultural industry and our rural communities. The Foundation focuses on targeted, long-term investments.

“Fires are unfortunately a devasting fact of living in rural Missouri especially where cropland and farm equipment are prevalent,” says Rob Guinn, FCS Financial CEO. “Through the FCS Financial Foundation, we are committed to helping our rural communities provide these necessary services.”

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