Brookfield (IL) FD Receives Nearly $860k in Grants; Will Purchase Quint, 11 Mobile Data Terminals

The quint is expected to cost between $1.1 and $1.2 million.

The Brookfield (IL) Fire Department has won an $800,000 FEMA AFG, reports rblandmark.com, and will use the funds to replace its two oldest engines with a quint.

Fire officials say the quint is expected to cost between $1.1 and $1.2 million—the single most expensive apparatus the village has ever had to purchase, according to the report. Officials hope to secure pricing via municipal purchasing cooperative to ixnay competitive bidding.

The turnaround time is usually 10 months, the report says, though officials are eyeing one year from today. Once put into service, the quint will replace a pumper that’s 30 years old and a ladder that’s 20 years old.

The department also will be receiving just over $57,000 via the FEMA’s Fire Safety and Prevention Grant Program, the report says. That will be for 11 mobile data terminals for the vehicles, which aim to allow firefighters to get instant information on buildings they’re responding to.

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