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High quality vests cost about $1,000.

Canines in some PD's do not have a vest !

We just gave away 11 K-9  BALLISTIC  VESTS  (priced at $1,050) for  FREE !

Lucky recipients were K-9's at the following PD's:  Norwalk, Bethel, Westport, Manchester, New London, the FBI Bomb Squad in New Haven, and Great Barrington PD in MA !

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Last year RWI provided 12 new high quality ballistic vests to officers at the Waterbury PD at half price
(just over $400).

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RWI Board members present DEMAS Social Worker Scott Alvord with a half price vest.  Scott rides with Officer Pete Elste, head of CIT at Danbury PD, and also the Police Rep for RWI.  Pete received his discounted ballistic vest last year.


High quality station Fire boots cost close to $300.  Most Fire fighters have to buy their own station boots !  In 2021 RWI gave away TEN $200 gift certificates from The Fire Store.  

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EMS scholarship $

RWI President Stacy Raymond and President Dan Welch presented Vintech Management Service reps Nick Paproski and Kelly McDonnell with a $2500 check.

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In 2021 RWI donated $3,000 to Danbury Hospital EMS to help pay the cost of training 9 new EMTs

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In 2021 RWI donated $1500 to Brookfield Fire/EMS to defray the cost of training a new class of EMTs.

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Vest Program made possible through a very generous donation by
Ridgefield Thrift Shop !
Thank you !

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