The Bellevue Public Safety Foundation will be holding a Press Conference on Wednesday March 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the District 1 Fire Station at 211 West 22nd Ave. in Bellevue to discuss a major fundraising drive to purchase a water rescue hovercraft, trailer, associated water rescue protective equipment, and communication equipment for the Bellevue Fire Department.
The Bellevue Fire Department, Nebraska is in need of a Hovercraft Water Rescue Boat. This boat will be used in water & ice rescue incidents on the Missouri River, Platte River and many surrounding lakes and other waterways. This watercraft will also be available to surrounding communities through request of mutual aid.
The City of Bellevue has experienced extreme flooding multiple times over the last 8 years. Most recently, during the flooding on March 15, 2019 firefighter were forced to make water rescue's utilizing very small paddle boats with no engines. Their regular boats with engines could not be launched in the areas where the rescues took place.
A hovercraft allows for immediate deployment on both water and land, which significantly improves our response times when citizens are trapped by floodwaters.
Donation can be made by:
- Mail your donation to Bellevue Public Safety Foundation 505 Cornhusker Rd, PO Box 259 Bellevue, Nebraska 68005. The check should be designated “Hovercraft”.
- You may drop off your donation at the District 1 Fire Station at 211 West 22nd Ave, Bellevue Ne.
- You may also make a donation via GoFundMe. https://www.gofundme.com/bellevue-public-safety-foundation-hovercraft
Please mark all donation: “Hovercraft”.
The Bellevue Public Safety Foundation (BPSF) is a non-profit organization who works in concert with both the Bellevue Police and Bellevue Fire & Rescue, identifies urgently needed equipment and technology
Questions: Please Call Foundation Board Member Joe Gibilisco @ 402-672-6768