Honeywell donates $255,000 in equipment, cash, to fire departments

Honeywell honored firefighters, on Wednesday, who fought the Waldo Canyon fire in 2012 and the Black Forest fire this year.

Company employees donated to the Honeywell Humanitarian Relief Fund to support the Colorado Springs community in the aftermath of both wildfires.

Donations include $255,000 in Honeywell personal protective equipment to six volunteer fire departments, and direct cash donations to six additional fire companies, according to a news release.

The volunteer fire departments that received gear and cash include Cascade, Crystal Park, Palmer Lake, Simla, Ellicott, Calhan, Stratmoor Hills, Divide, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office,  Wildland Fire Operations, Green Mountain Falls, Manitou Springs and Black Forest.

The Honeywell Humanitarian Relief Fund is part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative, which focuses on five areas of vital importance: science and math education, family safety, security, housing, shelter, habitat and conservation and humanitarian relief.