Archive for August 28th, 2017

Roberts Park FPD news

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The Roberts Park Fire Protection District, which now includes the Village of Justice, has been awarded $569,674 through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The grant will help with hiring expenses. The Village of Justice became part of the Roberts Park Fire Protection District this past April.

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

thanks Martin

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Illinois Fire Service Institute news

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The Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) has received a grant for $100,000 from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc.  Funds through the grant, will support the Illinois Fire Service Institute’s Basic Firefighter/NFPA Firefighter I Academy and Leadership Development and Decision Making Programs.  With increasing student enrollment numbers, both programs plan to purchase additional equipment and offset tuition costs for first responders.

The Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to organizations, such as the Illinois Fire Service Institute, which support and advance public safety programs and technology & engineering education initiatives. This year, programs that served underrepresented populations, including females, people with disabilities and veterans were prioritized.

For additional information on the Illinois Fire Service Institute, please visit and for more information on the Motorola Solutions Foundation grants program, please visit

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Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters

From the NFFF:

You can be part of a national tradition to honor the memories of firefighters who died in the line of duty and show your support for their survivors. Join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) in Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters.  This poignant tribute is part of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, October 7-8, in Emmitsburg, MD.  Please see the attached release.

click on the letter for a downloadable file

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