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Electric Transmission Texas (ETT) contributes $70,000 to fire departments near its assets in south Texas

August 11, 2022

EDINBURG, TX – August 11, 2022 – Electric Transmission Texas (LLC) has announced contributions totaling $70,000 to fire departments located near existing or planned power lines and other assets in south Texas.  The announcement was made during ceremonies held  Wednesday at the Edinburg Fire Department station.  

ETT President Kip Fox emphasized that the 26 fire departments receiving the contributions likely will serve as first responders during emergency situations that could impact the ETT's power lines and facilities.   The contributions range between $2,000 and $5,000 depending on proximity to ETT assets.  

"Many of the recipients are volunteer fire departments," Fox said. "It's our hope that these contributions will ensure that these 26 fire departments will be better equipped to address any emergencies they encounter." 

Representatives from ETT and AEP Texas were present for the ceremonies, which also were attended by representatives from many of the fire departments receiving a contribution.  

ETT is a joint venture between subsidiaries of American Electric Power (AEP and Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company (BHE).  ETT currently is adding a second 345-kV circuit to an existing 345-kV transmission line in AEP Texas service territory in the Rio Grande Valley.  ETT also is building additional facilities and power lines that will join that new 345-kV circuit. 

Shown below are the fire departments or fire department sponsors receiving contributions: 

Entity

County

*La Feria American Legion Post 439

Cameron

*Alton VFD

Hidalgo

*Edinburg VFD

Hidalgo

Donna Hybrid FD

Hidalgo

City of Mercedes Hybrid FD

Hidalgo

Weslaco FD

Hidalgo

City of McAllen FD

Hidalgo

City of Pharr FD

Hidalgo

Linn-San Manuel VFD

Hidalgo

City of Penitas FD

Hidalgo

City of Alamo FD

Hidalgo

City of Mission FD

Hidalgo

City of Palmview Hybrid FD

Hidalgo

City of La Joya FD

Hidalgo

City of Sullivan City FD

Hidalgo

*Escobares VFD

Starr

La Rosita VFD

Starr

Salineno FD

Starr

La Casita FD and VFD

Starr

San Isidro FD

Starr

Rio Grande City FD & VFD

Starr

Roma FD & VFD

Starr

La Grulla FD

Starr

Webb County VFD/Quad City FD/Los Botines FD

Webb

Rio Bravo Volunteer FD

Webb

Zapata County FD & EMS

Zapata

   

* Denotes organization received a check in April or June of 2022

 

La Feria American Legion Post 439 is the chief fundraiser

 

for the La Feria Fire Department.

 

 

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