Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced that $3.3 million has been awarded to over 140 different fire departments and EMS providers, reports My Wabash Valley.
The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s 2021 Small Equipment Grant Program will provide the funding. The OSFM said it received 448 applications totaling $10.5 million in requests for this grant period.
The Martinsville Fire Protection District in Clark County, which will receive $26,000, and the City of Olney Fire Department in Richland County, which will receive more than $25,000. The maximum amount of money a department could receive was $26,000.
The grant money will be used to purchase new firefighting equipment and emergency service tools.