Excerpts from the daily-chronicle.com:

The Sycamore Fire Department was awarded a $218,534 federal grant for the replacement of the department’s self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.

The grant award of $218,534 covers approximately 65% of the total estimated cost, $338,116, of the replacement of 31 SCBA. The City of Sycamore is responsible for the remaining 35% of the cost of the project, which will be approximately $119,581.