On September 1st the Village of Bellevue Fire Department was awarded a grant in the amount of $2,000 from the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation. The money from this grant was used to purchase a new RAE® 5-gas meter (pictured).
This meter gives firefighters the ability to quickly, easily and accurately detect the presence of hazardous gases including, but not limited to; carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, oxygen concentrations, and explosive gases. In addition to these gases, the new 5-gas meter also has the ability to detect volatile organic vapors whereas the 4-gas meter did not. Some common sources of volatile organic compounds are paints, paint strippers and other solvents, wood preservatives, aerosol sprays, cleansers and disinfectants, moth repellents and air fresheners, stored fuels and automotive products, hobby supplies, dry-cleaned clothing, pesticides.
We would like to extend our thanks to the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation and their commitment to supporting local public safety agencies. Please visit their website to learn more about their foundation.