The awarding of this grant will enable us to purchase much needed equipment to help with our safety as well as the safety of others. We purchased safety equipment to protect us while preforming extrication duties with the jaws of life equipment. We purchased safety signs (warning f accident ahead) this will help make the entire scene safer for all responders. We purchased a winch for the truck to help in extreme conditions in case a vehicle is off an embankment and we purchased a cordless sawzall to help with removing parts of the vehicle without having to use electrical power.
Selma PAL After School Enrichment Program
Selma PAL After School Enrichment Program is based on the premise that children and teen want a safe after school environment where they can participate in enjoyable and productive activities is a supportive setting. PAL incorporates proven strategies that strengthen protection factors and promote positive and productive behavior and attitudes.
Five Points Community Development Center Food Bank Project
Our project provides food on a monthly basis to low income persons that live in Dallas County, Perry and Wilcox Counties who live in a food insecure areas of Alabama. They are given nutritious food to feed their families on a monthly basis.
K9 Unit Project ROCKY
K9 Unit Project ROCKY is an ongoing, ever evolving project that was created to build and maintain a state of the art K9 unit. This unit currently employs three K9 Officers and each has a dual purpose K9. The dual purpose K9’s are able to detect narcotics and apprehend.
Equipment can be an enhancement tool used to make this unit more efficient and transparent. All Thomasville Officers have a body worn camera and now our K9’s do as well. The MOHOC camera is a helmet mounted system that can be remotely viewed from a mobile device. K9’s are able to search a facility or area while keeping the handlers safe and at a distance.
WEEES (Workbooks and Early Educational Enrichment Supplies)
The WEEES Project was initiated as an effort to improve student achievement in grades K-12 and encourage at-risk students to improve themselves through the use of technology and up-dated equipment that incorporates science, reading and math skills. During this project, students were involved in artistic disciplines for six weeks during this summer and a year-round tutorial program that incorporated computer literacy, art, and music.