Excerpts from the daily-chronicle.com:

The Sycamore Fire Department will use a $10,000 grant from the Bayer Fund to purchase hand and power tools, such as cutting torches, to safely disengage workers from the farm and industrial equipment.

An additional $3,000 grant from Country Financial will go toward the purchase of a flame generator the department can use for safety demonstrations. The propane-fueled generator will provide a clean and contained fire that can be used to teach fire extinguisher safety to employees of local government agencies and companies.