Today, across the U.S., Mosaic recognizes National First Responders Day to honor those who heroically respond to local emergencies affecting those who live and work in the communities where the company operates across Florida and Louisiana.
“Mosaic employs over 2,800 individuals across the U.S., and whether at home or on the job, their safety and wellness are critical to our shared success,” shares Mosaic’s Director of Government and Public Affairs, Callie N. “Supporting our local first responders not only ensures they are equipped to respond to our local facilities and offices, but also those who reside in the communities that neighbor our facilities.”
In honor of National First Responders Day, five local rescue agencies located in our key operating areas are receiving a total of over $280,000 in funding to support local rescue initiatives.
City of Tampa Fire Rescue (Florida)
Funding for a lift system capable of moving vehicles that are overturned or on top of other vehicles, and an extrication set to cut occupants out of vehicles. These items allow for rapid response times for accessing patients who need critical care.
East Manatee Fire Rescue (Florida)
Directly improving the effectiveness of firefighting foam while reducing environmental concerns with support for Universal Green 3%-3% Fluorine Free (FF) Foam Concentrate. The product will be shared across nine fire stations that respond to an area totaling 330 square miles and serves 88,000 residents.
Hardee County Fire Rescue (Florida)
Directly supporting cardiac arrest patients with three Auto Pulses, one for each front-line rescue.
Polk County Fire Rescue (Florida)
Funding for a drone to help locate missing persons, which provides efficient lifesaving resources and use of real-time video to provide enhanced levels of responder and civilian safety.
St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office (Louisiana)
Supporting the purchase of a 200kw generator with 833 amps and a trailer which will enable the Sheriff’s Office to safely operate the range facility on generator power during long-term power outages. The range serves as the department’s Incident Command Center.
This funding impacts the long-term sustainability of the rescue agencies and provides enhanced levels of responder and civilian safety. To learn more about Mosaic’s commitment to the safety and wellbeing of employees and the communities in which they operate, visit https://www.mosaicco.com/Our-Responsibility.