Jan. 29, 2004
FIRE DEPARTMENT NETS $1,000
Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department is the recipient of a $500 Iowa
Network Services (INS) Charity Grant, plus a $500 matching contribution
from F&B Communications, the local telecommunications provider
The grant funds will be used by the fire department to purchase
a foam unit for their new pumper truck. Better than water, foam
can extinguish a fire more quickly and cut-down on the amount of
“It is important for our local fire departments to have good,
modern equipment,” said Ken Laursen, F&B Communications
general manager. “We are proud to support our local volunteers
by contributing to this cause.”
F&B Communications is one of 156 Iowa independent telephone
company member-owners of INS, which helps to provide advanced telecommunications
and data services. INS established the grant program to bring INS
closer to its member companies and customers. Charity Grants are
awarded on a quarterly basis.
F&B Communications is the local telecommunications provider
offering telephone, cable television, digital broadcast satellite,
dial-up Internet, high-speed DSL Internet and wireless PCS services
to customers in the Bennett, Calamus, Delmar, Lowden and Wheatland
exchanges and surrounding areas.
The charity grant program is open to non-profit organizations in
the F&B Communications service area. Grant applications are
available at the business office in Wheatland.
To learn more about F&B Communications, visit the company website
For more information, contact:
Aaron Horman, Marketing
Volunteer Fire Department receives a $500 check from INS and
$500 matching contribution from F&B Communications Jan.
28. Pictured: (left to right) Dennis Pearson, Iowa Network Services;
Pat Steward, Fire Chief; John Hoker, Treasurer; Ken Laursen,