Hero Fund America Grants


Congratulations to all of the applicants for our 2023 Grant Round! The following agencies have received funding for this year:

  • Alburgh Volunteer Fire Department – Alburgh, VT 
  • Broome Volunteer Emergency Squad – Binghamton 
  • Canajoharie Police Department – Canajoharie 
  • Central Oregon Coast Fire and Rescue District – Waldport, OR 
  • Central Taney County Fire Protection District – Taney, MO 
  • City of Lynch – Lynch, KY 
  • City of McAllen – McAllen, TX 
  • City of Sparta Police Department –Sparta, GA 
  • Glenville Hill Fire District No. 8 – Glenville 
  • Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services – Inlet 
  • Inter City Fire Protection District – Blue Summit, MO 
  • Jersey City Fire Foundation – Jersey City, NJ 
  • Kuyahoora Valley Ambulance Corps – Poland 
  • Medford Police Department – Medford, OK 
  • Village of Herkimer Fire Department – Herkimer 
  • Winfield Fire & Emergency Medical Services – Winfield, KS 


Addison Fire Protection District – Addison, IL
Aitkin County Search and Rescue Volunteers
– Aitkin, MN
Canajoharie Police Department
– Canajoharie
City of Fulton Fire Department
– Fulton
Cuba Community Fire Protection
– Cuba, MO
Englewood Rural Fire Department
– Englewood, TN
Indian Mills Volunteer Fire Company
– Shamong, NJ
Iowa Falls Fire Department & EMS
– Iowa Falls, IA
Medford Police Department
– Medford, OK
Middleburgh Emergency Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
– Middleburgh
Newton County Sheriff Department
– Decatur, MS
Old Forge Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
– Old Forge
Peacekeeper Initiative
– Clearwater, FL
Springwater-Wayland EMS
– Wayland
Herkimer Village Police Department
– Herkimer
Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department
– Westmoreland
Willowvale Fire Company
– New Hartford
Wright Fire District
– Schoharie


Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Clinton, NY
South Minden Fire Department, Fort Plain, NY
Tallulah Fire Department, Talullulah, LA
Richmondville Volunteer Emergency Squad, Richmondville, NY
Code 1 Wellness, Kansas City, MO
Junction City Fire Department, Junction City, KS
South Aikin First Responders, Aikin, MN
Granville Engine & Hose Company #1, Granville, KY
Furos, Inc, Maple Grove, MN
Guardian Revival Inc, Carmel, NY
Platteville Fire Department Inc, Platteville, WI


Willowvale Fire Company, Chadwicks, NY
Middleburgh Emergency Volunteer Ambulance Corps, MIddleburgh, NY
Cobleskill Rescue Squad, Cobleskill, NY
Sauquoit Volunteer Fire Company, Sauquoit, NY
Old Forge Volunteer Fire Department, Old Forge, NY
Big Moose Ambulance Company, Eagle Bay, NY
Sherrill Kenwood Volunteer Fire Department, Sherrill, NY
Richmondville Volunteer Emergency Squad, Richmondville, NY
Frankfort Hill Volunteer Fire Company, Frankfort, NY
Ilion Volunteer Fire Department, Ilion, NY
Floyd Volunteer Fire Department, Floyd, NY
Lake Delta Volunteer Fire Dept, Rome, NY
Maynard Volunteer Fire Department, Marcy, NY
New York Mills Volunteer Fire Company, New York Mills, NY
Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company, Deerfield, NY
Scho-Wright Ambulance Service, Schoharie, NY
Mohawk Valley Ambulance Corps, Mohawk, NY
Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Clinton, NY


Otter Lake Fire Department, Otter Lake, NY: The fire department has recently purchased a UTV for rural fire, rescue and EMS response to their district and surrounding departments. The department would like to add wild land fire fighting equipment to the UTV for rural fire response to provide protection and reuse to individuals and property in remote areas. The district covers many snowmobile trails, lakes, wilderness not accessible by roads. Following the instillation of this equipment, training of our department and mutual aid will begin as soon as possible to insure proper operation and safety.

City of Newberry Fire Department in Newberry, Florida: for in-house and off-site advanced EMS training, fire operations and tactical training

South Minden Volunteer Fire Department in Fort Plain, NY for aid in purchasing of communication equipment and reflective gear


Southern University Police Dept, Baton Rouge, LA: to purchase 13 first aid kits for the patrol units

Sharon Springs Fire Department, Sharon Springs, NY: to purchase CPR and first aid training for all members of the fire department, purchase TOT finder window stickers for families with small children in the fire district, purchase handwarmers for use by personnel during winter emergency incidents

Niagara Engine Co #6, Schoharie FD: to purchase new pair of vehicle stabilization tools which assist during the scene of a motor vehicle accident to stabilize the vehicle, currently use wooden blcks cut into vairous shapes

Global Rescue Systems, Morrisville, MO: provide education and training to first responders that will increase their ability to perform rapid water rescue from a distance of 250 feet from the victim


Cobleskill Police Department: – CPD received funds to assist with our “Shop with a Cop” program.

Churchtown FD, Hudson, NY – education and training needs