Kansas Pipeline Association gives safety grant to CCEA

The Cowley County Emergency Management Auxiliary has received a grant from the Kansas Pipeline Association to be used for buying more safety equipment for the group. From left: Taylor Dory, Cowley County Emergency Management volunteer coordinator; Richard Ubben, Tallgrass Energy representing the Kansas Pipeline Association; Adam Bauler, Cowley County Emergency Auxiliary vice president; and Cameron Groom, Cowley County Emergency Management president.

The Cowley County Emergency Auxiliary recently received a grant from the Kansas Pipeline Association in the amount of $1,635.

The CCEA is a group of citizens trained to assist Cowley County Emergency Management during times of emergencies or disasters. This grant will help the group to purchase safety equipment to use while performing their duties.

“The Emergency Auxiliary is a crucial part of who we are in Cowley County. These volunteers are commonly known as the storm spotters, and that is one of their functions,” Cowley County Emergency Management director  Brian Stone said. “In addition, they provide support to the Emergency Operations Center, provide field/event support and are trained to provide auxiliary communications to public safety entities.

“This group performs a valuable service to our community, and the grant from the KPA just reinforces that. The KPA felt that our group was deserving of funds to help keep them safe when emergency situations arise.”

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