August 14, 2017

Grant Organizations Fund New Fire Department Generator

8/14/17– Batesville Fire & Rescue is pleased to announce the installation of a backup generator at the fire station due to the contributions of the Rising Sun Regional Foundation and the John. A Hillenbrand Foundation.

Rising Sun Regional Foundation awarded $35,000 and the John A. Hillenbrand Foundation allocated $10,000 to the replacement of the 25-year generator.

“This new generator is crucial for providing backup power and keeping the station operational especially in times of emergency or inclement weather,” Chief Todd Schutte said. “The previous generator was too small and inadequate to serve daily functions and we needed this to provide the best service for our citizens.”

The fire department also serves as the Emergency Operations Center for the City of Batesville and the backup site for Ripley County in the case of a natural disaster or large emergency.

Batesville Fire & EMS is a full-service fire and emergency medical service agency providing basic and advanced pre-hospital life support,