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Sycamore Fire Department news

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.

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Homer Township Fire District news

Excerpts from the Herald-News.com:

The Homer Township Fire District will be purchasing new rescue tools thanks to a grant from Illinois American Water. The IAW 2018 Firefighter Grant Program provides financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving communities in its service areas. This year, approximately $77,000 will be awarded to 78 Illinois fire departments.

Illinois American Water’s Firefighter Grant Program awards grants to provide personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools, water handling equipment, training materials, and classroom programs.

Natalee Cedillo, Fire Chris Locacius, Tom Harrell, Battalion Chief Troy Essenburg, and Division Chief Dave Bricker

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Sycamore Fire Department news

Excerpts from the Dailychronicle.com:

The Sycamore Fire Department has been awarded a nearly $84,000 grant to install a fire sprinkler system at Fire Station 1 through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.

The grant of $83,905 covers 95 percent of the total estimated cost of the installation of a fire sprinkler system and the city is responsible for the remaining 5 percent of the cost, about $4,195.

Fiscal 2017 Assistance to Firefighter grant funding had an appropriation of $344 million with a projection of 2,500 awards. The program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.

 

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Plainfield FPD news

Excerpts from the Herald-news.com:

The Plainfield Fire Protection District will be purchasing a HazSim Pro radiation and multi gas training monitor to assist firefighters with training thanks to a grant from Illinois American Water (IAW).

The IAW 2017 Firefighter Grant Program provides financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving communities in its service areas. This year, approximately $75,000 will be awarded to 78 Illinois fire departments.

Since the program was created in 2010, over 425 grants totaling over $417,000 has been awarded. Illinois American Water’s Firefighter Grant Program awards grants to provide personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools, water handling equipment, training materials and classroom programs.

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Sycamore Fire Department news

Excerpts from the Dailychronicle.com:

A $1,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation will help the Sycamore Fire Department’s command officers better assess potential structure fires. The funds bought small thermal imaging cameras for the three command officers, who will use the cameras to determine the warmer areas of suspected structure fires and help identify the extension of fire in walls or void spaces.

Fire Chief Peter Polarek said the cameras are about the size of a cellphone, and while they don’t boast the features of larger cameras they’ve had for many years, they can help quickly scope out situations. Even in an event where there’s no fire, but smoke, it can help officers figure out the extent of heat within the walls without tearing out those walls.

The Allstate Foundation awards $1,000 grants to nonprofit organizations based on the volunteerism of Allstate agency owners.

The foundation gave $36 million to nonprofits across the nation and volunteered more than 250,000 hours and since it was founded in 1952 has contributed more than $400 million, the release said.

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La Grange Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The La Grange Fire Department has been awarded $309,000 through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The grant will be used to help purchase new portable radios. Their current radios are well past their service life, with some models no longer supported for service or repairs.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program provides needed federal funds to fire departments and emergency medical service organizations in order to improve the response capabilities of our nation’s first responders emergency personnel and the safety of our communities.

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Sycamore Fire Department receives grant

Excerpts from the DailyChronicle.com:

The Sycamore Fire Department has been awarded new CPR equipment and a fire alarm system, thanks to funds from a federal grant and Homeland Security program.

City officials learned late last month that they would be awarded a $52,700 grant to buy two new CPR chest-compression devices that will be carried by each of the fire department’s front-line ambulances.

“The chest-compression devices will allow responding paramedics to effectively and continuously perform chest compressions during the resuscitation of cardiac arrest patients in the prehospital setting,” Fire Chief Peter Polarek said in the news release.

Ninety-five percent of the total estimated cost of the compression tools will be covered through the award. The city is responsible for paying 5 percent of the cost, or $2,600.

Sycamore Station No. 1 also will receive a new fire alarm system through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.

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Waterman FD receives grant

Excerpts from vfpnews.com:

… employees from Monsanto’s Waterman production site selected the Waterman Community Fire Protection District (WCFPD) to receive a $10,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund’s 2015 site grant initiative.

Funds from the grant will be used to purchase a self-contained breathing apparatus, or SCBA, for the front line trucks.

“Our current SCBAs are outdated,” Fire Captain David Oest said in a news release. “With new technology in the face masks, we will be better equipped to aid our personnel in fire conditions.”

The WCFPD and Waterman site have worked together for the past eight years. The WCFPD has received other grants for air bags that lift heavy equipment and stabilize vehicles in crash situations and a multipurpose tool that helps extricate people from their cars in the case of a vehicle collision.

This year, the Monsanto Fund awarded more than $1.2 million to nonprofit organizations through the site grant initiative to help address essential needs in rural communities. Emergency response organizations across the country have received more than $3.4 million from the fund since 2010.

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Franklin Park FD receives grant

The Franklin Park Herald Journal has an article about a Federal Grant for the Franklin Park Fire Department:

Franklin Park is getting $461,724 to hire new firefighters and paramedics. The money comes from a grant issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The village applied for the grant in September 2013. U. S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-5), who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, pushed for the village to get the grant.

In April 2013, when firefighters signed a two-year contract with the village, Chief Steve Iovinelli said there were 39 firefighters plus the chief. That number had dropped through attrition from seven years earlier, when the department had 46 firefighters and 12 contract paramedics.

The grant is not renewable. However, the fire department can reapply for another grant.

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