Kaw Gaming Incorporated: $25K Donation
Kaw Gaming, Inc (KGI), an Enterprise of the Kaw Nation, is pleased to release the following information:
On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the Kaw Gaming Board of Directors gave a donation in the amount of $25,000 to the Newkirk Fire Department and City of Newkirk to help bring the Fire Department's equipment up to date.
Newkirk has one of the largest EMS service areas in Kay County at 400 square miles. There are 724 tribal members that live in the Kay County area, with 191 residing in the City of Newkirk as well as multiple businesses such as the Kanza Health Clinic, Kanza Child Care/TYP, Kanza Wellness Center, and Johnny Ray McCauley Gymnasium.
Those present to accept the donation were NFD Chief Adam Longcrier, NFD Firefighter Jim Warren, NFD Firefighter Richard Hinthorn, and Newkirk City Manager Jane Thomas. Chief Longcrier stated, "Newkirk Fire/EMS was grateful for the donation and it will be put toward the purchase of 18 new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus and other needed equipment. This will help to reduce exposure to carcinogens and other cancer causing elements that remain in old and outdated equipment."
For further information, contact NFD Chief Adam Longcrier at (580) 362-3606
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