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Illinois fire departments receive federal grant money

Several area fire departments will receive FEMA funding in the form of grants.

From the

Federal officials are delivering $1.33 million in grants to Illinois fire departments and municipalities to help them better prepare for fires and other emergencies.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin — a Democrat from Springfield — says the Assistance to Firefighters Grant funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. That’s a division of the Department of Homeland Security.

Wednesday’s announcement includes grants for:

  • Amboy Fire Department, $6,000
  • Bridgeview, $125,000
  • Crossville Volunteer Fire Department, $111,000
  • Carpentersville Fire Department, $10,000
  • Champaign Fire Department, $249,000
  • Dixmoor Fire Department, $88,000
  • Garden Homes Fire Protection Districts, $34,000
  • Grand Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, $90,000
  • Metropolis Fire Department, $66,000
  • Pleasantview, $72,000
  • Riverdale Fire Department, $55,000
  • Spring Bay Fire Protection District, $115,000
  • Union Fire Protection District, $60,000
  • Wauconda Fire District, $248,000


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Area fire department receive grant money

From the Associated Press

Six fire departments across Illinois will split nearly $300,000 in federal grants aimed at improving response to fires and other emergencies.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced the grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

 Since 2001, the grants have provided about $5.25 billion to first-responder organizations. The money has been used for training, vehicles and to help departments purchase personal protective equipment.

Among the Illinois departments receiving funds this year are Westchester Fire Department in suburban Chicago, LaSalle Fire Department in central Illinois and the Elkville Fire Department, in the southern part of the state.

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Antioch gets grant to replace tanker

An article in the Lake County News-Sun outlines the details of a federal grant for the First Fire District in Antioch. This is a matching grant which will allow them to replace a 1973 pumper tanker.

Monday night, village officials agreed to spend $57,500 in matching funds for the $285,000 grant. The First Fire District will be asked to contribute the same amount of matching funds, said Fire Chief John Nixon, estimating the new truck will cost about $400,000.

The retiring truck has a 500-gallon tank. The new truck will have a 750-gallon storage tank and the ability to pump 1,500 gallons per minute.

The complete article can be found HERE.

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