Heroes from across Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee counties recently gathered for the annual Hundred Club Heroes night at the Flint Golf Club. It was truly an honor to be joined by fellow fire service and law enforcement personnel for an evening of remembrance of those who sacrificed all and for those who heroically saved an individual, and to witness the presentation of Life Safety Grants to law enforcement and fire departments. Honored during the event were MSP troopers Micheal Thomas, Jason Coon and Denis McGuckin; Lapeer County Sheriff’s deputy Mike Tappen; Genesee County Sheriff’s deputy Casey Tafoya; and Flint Township Police officer Kyle Brandon for their heroic and life safety rescues while serving.
Fire and police departments across the three counties had the opportunity to apply for 2018 safety grants. Shiawassee County had six police departments receive grant funds, while the fire departments of Owosso, Shiawassee and Vernon townships received grant funds for Carbon Nomax Hoods to help prevent thermal burns and exposure to cancer causing carcinogens. Two firefighters represented the Vernon Township Fire Department as we received the Life Safety Grant for the department.
We would like to say thank you to the Shiawassee County businesses and individual contributors that made this amazing night possible, including Hank Graff, Alex and Tony Young, Tim Alderman, Mark Agnew, Sheriff Brian BeGole and MSP Lt. Paul Pummill. The 100 Club of Genesee, Shiawassee and Lapeer counties have raised $1,680,898.96 since 1975 for emergency services. Thank you to all that made these grants possible!