Durbin Announces More Than $770,000 in FEMA Grant Funding to Illinois Fire Departments
[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 grants totaling $773,525 to nine Illinois fire departments.
“Our nation's firefighters are called upon day after day to protect America's citizens,” Durbin said. “As these brave men and women put themselves in harm’s way, we must ensure that they are equipped with the best resources possible to do their jobs well, and today’s grants will help meet that goal.”
The funding is provided through the DHS’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program which seeks to strengthen the Nation’s overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and fire related hazards. Since 2001, AFG has provided approximately $4 billion to first-responder organizations to purchase response equipment, personal protective equipment, training, and vehicles.
The following fire departments will receive funding under today’s announcement:
- Tallula Volunteer Fire District: $23,750 in funding for operations and safety.
- Ashland Volunteer Fire Department: $40,185 in funding for operations and safety.
- Pleasant Hill Fire Protection District: $47,128 in funding for operations and safety.
- Morton Fire Department: $37,986 in funding for operations and safety.
- LaSalle Fire Department: $19,342 in funding for operations and safety.
- Dowell Fire Department: $218,500 in funding for vehicle acquisition.
- Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District: $25,538 in funding for operations and safety.
- Glenwood Fire Department: $230,347 in funding for operations and safety.
- Lake Bluff Fire Department: $130,749 in funding for operations and safety.
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