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.