EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WAND) - The Effingham Fire Department has received a $2,500 grant from Effingham area Country Financial Agents.

The donation is an extension of the Operation Helping Heroes Campaign.

The Operation Helping Heroes Campaign funds will allow the department to purchase a personal sized Thermal Imaging Camera for one of the "first-in" engine companies and purchase a new portable radio for the same apparatus. 

The Effingham Fire Department's portable radios are nearly 12 years old.