-Illinois Grants
4:33 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Local Fire Departments Receive Money for Equipment

Credit Amboy Fire Protection District

Nearly 100 fire departments across Illinois will get a boost with new equipment, protective gear or other tools. The money comes through small equipment grants and funded through a percentage of fire insurance sold in the state. Those selected to receive funds include fire departments in DeKalb, Kirkland, and Sycamore.

The Fire Marshal’s office received 271 applications requesting a total of $5,581,522 in grant money during this application period. A news release says that's almost three times the amount of grant funding available this year.

DeKalb County:
DeKalb Fire Department
$25,750
Kirkland Community Fire District
$23,880
Sycamore Fire Department
$16,614
LaSalle County:
Cedar Point Fire Department
$25,200
Lostant Fire Protection District
$21,990
Leonore Volunteer Fire Department
$13,380
Lee County:
Amboy Fire Protection District
$26,000
City of Dixon Fire Department
$26,000
Harmon Fire Department
$26,000
Sublette Fire Protection District
$26,000
Ogle County:
Mt. Morris Fire Protection District
$10,000
Stephenson County:
Lena Fire Protection District
$25,880