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Members of the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department receive the donation from Honeywell in Geismar.

GEISMAR, La. -Honeywell announced recently that its Geismar manufacturing facility donated $5,000 worth of personal protective equipment to the St. Amant Fire Department to help protect local firefighters.

The donated fire equipment includes combat-ready helmets from Honeywell’s Morning Pride® brand, which produces the gold-standard in personal protective equipment for firefighters around the world.

“Fire departments often operate on very limited budgets, so Honeywell’s generous donation will certainly be put to good use,” said St. Amant Fire Chief James E. LeBlanc. “We are indeed thankful to have the continuous working relationship between the volunteer fire departments in Ascension Parish and the Geismar Honeywell site.”

“At Honeywell, we value our local first responders,” said Jim Hull, plant manager for Honeywell’s Geismar facility. “The personal sacrifice that firefighters and other first responders make is invaluable.”

This donation is part of a larger program in which employee volunteers from Honeywell’s Geismar facility will host cooperative training involving local fire departments and other first responder groups.

The charitable donation was done as part of Honeywell’s Hometown Solutions program. Building on a tradition of corporate citizenship that spans more than a century, Honeywell began Hometown Solutions in 2003. The program’s efforts are focused on four important societal needs that align with Honeywell’s heritage, products and people: science and math education; family safety and security; housing and shelter; and humanitarian relief.