Posts Tagged grant money for Westchester Fire

As seen around … Westchester

This from Josh Boyajian:

 Here is a shot of Westchester’s new rescue sqaud and their truck.
Rescue 25 – 2014 E-One Typhoon Heavy Rescue Unit
Truck 25 – 1999 E-One Cyclone 2000/500/100′ RM Quint x-T315
Westchester FD rescue squad

Westchester Rescue 25
2014 E-One Typhoon
Heavy Rescue Unit. Josh Boyajian photo

Westchester FD aerial ladder truck

Westchester FD Truck 25
1999 E-One Cyclone
2000/500/100′ RM Quint
x-T315. Josh Boyajian photo

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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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