$10,000 in grants awarded to Lennox Volunteer Fire Dept.


Local area agent members of Independent Insurance Agents of South Dakota (IIASD) and South Dakota Salutes were honored to deliver two $5,000 checks to the Lennox Fire Department for the replacement of outdated Self-Contained Breathing Devices (SCBA’s).

The 27 volunteers with the Lennox Fire Department responded to 50 fire calls in 2021 covering a 75-mile area.

IIASD awards two $5,000 grants each year to volunteer fire departments nominated by a Trusted Choice Independent Agent. This year, IIASD was fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with South Dakota Salutes who matched this grant with their contribution of $5,000. Lennox Fire Department was nominated by Parsons’ Insurance of Viborg; however, grants are funded by all 250 Trusted Choice agents across South Dakota through their membership and participation in IIASD programs.

IIASD and SD Salutes recognizes the dedication volunteer firemen across the state give to protect lives, properties and communities, putting their own lives at risk and giving so freely of their time to train and respond. SD Salutes and IIASD members want to do what they can to show their appreciation and assist with funds to help fire departments safely do the best job they can in protecting their communities.