Thursday, June 23, 2022

Romulus Fire Department awarded $15,000 grant

City officials and fire department personnel were on hand last week to
accept a $15,000 donation from Energy Transfer to be used for a new
 software response system and both Romulus fire stations.
Representatives from Energy Transfer, one of the largest and most diversified energy logistics companies in the country, received a warm welcome in Romulus last week.

Kevin Krause, director of fire services and emergency management, accepted a $15,000 donation from the company to be used for dispatching enhancements in the city. The donation, Krause explained, will be used to implement a Bryx system which will reduce emergency intake time and fire department and equipment turn out time. 

Bryx system is newly-developed software used to alert firefighters and speed response time. Those faster times will reduce overall response times in the city, Krause said as he thanked Robin Tilley Hull, senior specialist in public affairs for Energy Transfer.  The Bryx system will be installed at both Romulus fire stations, Krause said.

Mayor Robert McCraight and several members of the Romulus City Council were also on hand at the fire department headquarters on Eureka Road June 13 to show their appreciation for the donation, along with members of the fire department and staff members. 

The donation came from the Energy Transfer First Responder Fund which is dedicated to providing grants to help improve the efforts of first responders across the county, including local fire departments; emergency medical services; county emergency management agencies; county, regional and local police departments and other eligible agencies. 

Grants from the company are determined based on a competitive application and review process, according to information provided by Energy Transfer and written applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Energy Transfer, one of the largest uses the corporate First Responder Fund to provide financial grants to help further the primary mission of first responder organizations. Grant applications are accepted and reviewed by company officials on a regular schedule.