Don Blankenship is the President of the Hardin Fire Protection District Board. He has been on the fire department since 1965. Yesterday, he graciously accepted a donation from Stephanie Tyler and Andrew Homfeld through FCS Financial’s Connecting Rural Missouri program. The Hardin Fire Department has roughly 20 volunteer firefighters and services 49 square miles. The rig behind them is their high water unit. It can navigate 3 feet of water as is, or they can put a kit on the exhaust and go up to 5 feet. The donation will go towards a vehicle stabilization kit. This will assist them on being able to stabilize multiple different situations, mainly dealing with car accidents.