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Fire Chief Travis Stern and staff of the Sheridan Fire Department recently met with the employees of The Farmers Bank in Sheridan, Indiana to express their gratitude for The Farmers Bank financial support to help purchase a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).

The Sheridan Fire Department had been seeking to purchase SCBAs, to replace their aging equipment. An SCBA is a device worn by firefighters to provide breathable air to protect the firefighter against oxygen deficiency in dangerous and toxic environments.  The equipment is vital to the mission of firefighting and provides first responders the ability to combat hazardous environments that may pose imminent danger to health and life.

“We are honored and blessed to live in a town that has generous corporate partners such as The Farmers Bank, and we look forward to building this relationship for the future of the Sheridan Fire Department and this community,” said Fire Chief Travis Stern.

“Keeping our firefighters and community safe is always a priority for The Farmers Bank. Replacing SCBA safety equipment helps achieve this effort and allows our local firefighters to continue to keep our community safe and protect our families,” said Karen F. Gregerson, President and CEO of The Farmers Bank.

The Farmers Bank is a $750 million asset organization chartered in 1876 with headquarters in Frankfort, IN.  The Farmers Bank is locally owned and operated with 10 banking offices located in Central Indiana providing retail, business, investment & trust services, mortgage, and electronic banking services. Additional information can be found at Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.

The Sheridan Fire Department is staffed with three personnel on each shift, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, with a dedicated volunteer force. The area of protection for the fire department is extensive, covering almost 95 square miles, with fire and EMS primary coverage for Hamilton and Boone Counties.  Mutual aid agreements with neighboring fire departments help to ensure coverage and strengthen coverage when help is needed.