Nest, Leary Firefighters Foundation Announce Winners of Second Annual ‘Thank You Grant’


Firefighters are known for their strength and endurance, but there is a lot of knowledge that goes with being a first responder. Nest has teamed up for the second time with The Leary Firefighters Foundation to award two fire departments with $25,000 grants for new technology and equipment.

Nest, maker of the Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarm, and The Leary Firefighters Foundation (LFF) asked communities to support outstanding public safety personnel, asking them to nominate their local department with a simple vote by providing their zip code. An extra vote was added for those entries that included a personal “thank you” comment or story. The five departments with the most votes were the finalists for LFF’s grant application process. Ultimately, the Indianapolis (IN) and Gainesville (FL) fire departments were chosen by LFF. 

The Indianapolis Fire Department has received new technology to establish a working media department that allows the department to educate, train, and inform using high-quality video and imagery production. The Gainesville Fire Department has received new technology, including MacBook Air laptops, training software, and administrative equipment.

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