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A total of 96 fire departments across the state will share $2 million in grant funds to purchase small equipment, protective clothing, breathing apparatus and other tools for firefighters. These Small Equipment Grants are funded through a percentage of all fire insurance sold in Illinois, and are distributed through the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal. The grant awards are part of Governor Pat Quinn’s agenda to increase public safety and support emergency responders. The purpose of the Small Equipment Grant Program is to provide funds directly to local units of government for the purchase of small equipment by a fire department, fire protection district or township fire department. These departments are eligible for grants up to $26,000.

Fulton Cuba Fire District $26,000
Henderson Biggsville Fire Protection District $9,038
Henry Kewanee Fire Department $17,940
Knox Victoria-Copley Fire Protection District $26,000
McDonough New Salem Fire and Protection $15,786
Warren Monmouth Fire Department $25,596

 

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