Starley-Leavitt Presents Search And Rescue With Check


By Alexa Tieu

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Twin Falls County Search and Rescue received a big donation today.

Starley-Leavitt Insurance presented the department with a $5,000 check this morning.

Search and Rescue does not receive any public funding.

Instead, it relies on donations and volunteers to buy supplies and run the program.

Starley-Leavitt applied for a grant through the Fireman's Fund with search and rescue in mind.

Allen Starley from Starley-Leavitt Insurance says, "For over 100 years, the Fireman's fund has been able to set up a foundation for rural fire departments and search and rescue units."

"The funds from this check are going to go specifically for the repelling equipment," says Lieutenant Daron Brown from the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office.

The ropes for repelling are some of the most expensive pieces of equipment and also have to be replaced often.

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