Central Illinois Fire Departments Receive Fire Apparatus Loans

Photo courtesy of the Danko Emergency Equipment Facebook Page.


The Sullivan (IL) Fire Department’s new pumpertanker served as the backdrop at a press conference recently to announce $9.3 million made available for purchasing emergency vehicles in Illinois. The money is part of the Fire Truck Revolving Loan and Ambulance Revolving Loan programs, no-intersted loan programs overseen by the Illinois State Fire Marshals Office and the Illinois Finance Authority.

Sullivan received $278,335 and was one of six retional departments that received loans through the program. It put the money toward its new tanker.

The new rig is built on a Freightliner M2 106 cab and chassis and was manufactured by Danko Emergency Equipment. It features a UPF Poly 3,000-gallon tank, a Hale 750-gpm Hale Sidekick PTO pump, two folding tank carriers, two 3,000-gallon collapsible folding tanks, a Rosco backup camera, InPower VCMS multiplex system, and Whelen LED Emergency Lighting.

More info on the rig is available at www.danko.net/apparatus/danko-pumper-tanker-33.

Other regional departmsnts that received funds are the Dora Township (Dalton City) Fire Protection District, the Latham Fire Protection District, the Lexington Community Fire Protection District, the Maroa Fire Protec., $285,000.

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