Durbin Announces A More Than $1.8 Million Investment In Illinois First-Responder Capabilities
Danvers, Illinois to receive more than $862,000 in funding
[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $1,831,128 in grants to seven communities throughout Illinois. Today’s funding will support and improve the capability of each department to respond to fires and other types of emergencies.
“This federal funding will ensure that when fires or other emergencies occur in our communities, our nation’s firefighters and first-responders have access to the best resources they need to do their jobs well and the equipment needed to help protect them as they protect us,” Durbin said.
Under this announcement, the following fire departments and districts will receive funding for operations and safety:
- Danvers Community Fire Protection District (Danvers, Illinois): $862,560 in funding;
- Lynch Area Fire Protection District (Danville, Illinois): $24,700 in funding;
- Champaign Fire Department (Champaign, Illinois): $220,680 in funding; and
- Allendale Rural Fire Protection District (Allendale, Illinois): $180,500
Also under this announcement, the following fire departments and districts will receive funding for vehicle acquisition:
- Elkhurt Rural Fire Protection District (Elkhurt, Illinois): $136,088 in funding;
- Brown County Ambulance Service (Brown County, Illinois): $142,500 in funding; and
- Onarga Fire Protection District (Onarga, Illinois): $264,100 in funding.
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