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 Fire Department
Kirkland Community Fire District
Sycamore Fire Department
Cedar Point Fire Department
Lostant Fire Protection District
Leonore Volunteer Fire Department
Amboy Fire Protection District
City of Dixon Fire Department
Harmon Fire Department
Sublette Fire Protection District
Mt. Morris Fire Protection District
Lena Fire Protection District