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Quinn announces that 96 fire departments will share in $2M grant money

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Springfield - Nearly 100 fire departments across Illinois will get a boost with new equipment, protective gear or other tools.

 

Gov. Pat Quinn announced Tuesday that 96 departments will share a $2 million grant. The money comes through small equipment grants and funded through a percentage of fire insurance sold in the state. The Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal distributes the money.

 

In a statement Quinn says the fire departments big and small deserve all the help they can get because they keep communities safe.

 

The fire marshal received 271 grant applications. Here is a list of what fire departments in our area will get.

Champaign

Broadlands-Longview Fire Protection District $25,900

Urbana Fire Department $24,700

 

Coles

Ashmore Fire Protection District $25,000

Oakland Fire Department $15,576

Charleston Fire Department $6,944

 

Edgar

Chrisman Fire Protection District $11,718

 

Effingham

Dieterich Fire Department $26,000

 

Logan

Lathan Fire Protection District $12,240

 

Macon

Decatur Fire Department $25,722

Maroa Fire Department $24,000

 

Morgan

Village of Chapin Fire Department $21,126

 

Moultrie

Bethany Fire and Ambulance Protection District $25,500

Sullivan Fire Protection District $25,257

 

Piatt

Northern Piatt County Fire Protection District 1 $25,100

 

Sangamon

Sherman Fire Protection District $24,075

 

Shelby

Oconee Fire Department $25,742

Stewardson Fire Department $21,500

 

Vermilion

Bismarck Community Fire Protection District $26,000

Kickapoo Fire Protection District $5,500

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