Excerpts from plainfieldfpd.org:

The Plainfield Fire Protection District is pleased to announce that we received a grant through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant in the amount of $361,454.55 for the purchase of new self contained breathing apparatus that firefighters wear while fighting fires. The fire district is required to add $36,145.45 towards the purchase for a total amount of $397,600. The grant funds will be used to purchase 56 SCBA units which are lighter weight, have increased air capacity, and with advancements in technology, have a better overall design to enhance firefighter safety. The fire district is grateful to be awarded this grant.