Quinn announces that 96 fire departments will share in $2M grant money
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.
Broadlands-Longview Fire Protection
Urbana Fire Department $24,700
Fire Protection District $25,000
Oakland Fire Department $15,576
Charleston Fire Department $6,944
Fire Protection District $11,718
Fire Department $26,000
Fire Protection District $12,240
Decatur Fire Department $25,722
Village of Chapin Fire Department $21,126
Fire and Ambulance Protection District $25,500
Fire Protection District $25,257
Piatt County Fire Protection District 1 $25,100
Sherman Fire Protection District $24,075
Oconee Fire Department
Fire Department $21,500
Bismarck Community Fire Protection District $26,000
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