Villa Park receives $432,000 fire department grant

SPRINGFIELD - A $432,000 federal grant was awarded to Villa Park on Thursday to purchase vehicles for its fire department.

The grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, which aims to improve the nation's preparedness to fire emergencies, as well as the ability to respond to those emergencies.

The program has awarded fire departments and other emergency-responder agencies approximately $321 million.

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