WHEATLAND Representatives of the Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC and the Missouri Basin Power Project (MBPP) said thank you in a big way to the Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department (WVFD).
In light of firefighter assistance at the Laramie River Station earlier this year, the MBPP and BEPC recently donated a total of $25,500 to the WVFD. Fire Chief Scott Scheller said the department bought 14 sets of firefighter gear.
It was quite a surprise, Scheller said. I thought it was very generous of them to do that.
The MBPP is responsible for the lion's share of the donation, contributing $25,000 while the BEPC donated $500.
The Laramie River Station had two coal fires at the plant earlier this year. The WVFD and other emergency personnel
Pictured are: (left to right) Bill Stafford, Scott Scheller, Kathy Jones and Laramie River Station plant manager Brian Larson.