(AP) -- Fire departments in Streamwood and
Taylorville will receive federal grants totaling $849,000.
Officials said Thursday the money is provided through the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security's "Staffing for Adequate Fire and
Emergency Response" program.
Streamwood will receive about $628,000 for hiring
initiatives. Taylorville will get $221,000 for the same purpose.
The program helps firefighting agencies maintain 24-hour staffing and
ensures that communities have adequate protection from fires and related
This year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency -- part of Homeland
Security will award $320 million to fire departments and volunteer support
SAFER program: http://tinyurl.com/chs28ag