HAMILTON – The Sigma Chi Foundation Gamma Omicron Chapter of Colgate University recently donated $9,000 to Hamilton Fire Department.

The funds will be used to help purchase new custom-fit turnout gear, such as personal protective equipment and clothing, that will be used by student firemen and women who attend Colgate University. The department currently has 18 Colgate students who serve as active members and help provide fire/emergency/EMS services.

The Hamilton Fire Department, located on Lebanon Street, serves the village of Hamilton in general, including area businesses and residences, Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton Municipal Airport, Hamilton Central School as well as Colgate University. The department is also under contract to serve portions of the towns of Hamilton, Lebanon and Madison. More information can be found at hamiltonfd.org.

According to their website, the Sigma Chi’s Foundation's mission is to “solicit financial resources, provide faithful stewardship, and engage in exemplary ethical practices in support of Sigma Chi and leadership development. They do not seek to build new buildings, but rather to build leaders of good character. Since its founding in 1855, Sigma Chi has been the strongest college fraternity in North America. The fraternity has instilled in its members the values of Friendship, Justice and Learning.”

Visit foundation.sigmachi.org to learn more about the Sigma Chi Foundation.