SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Several southern Illinois fire departments are among 154 fire department/districts and EMS providers from across Illinois that will receive part of $3.5 million in small equipment grants from the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office and Gov. JB Pritzker.
The Fire Marshal’s office received 540 applications, requesting around $12 million in funding during this grant period. Here are the local department’s receiving grants:
- Tamms Volunteer Fire Department, Omaha Fire and Rescue, the Ava Volunteer Fire Department and the Joppa Fire Department: $26,000.
- Campbell Hill Community Volunteer Fire Department: $25,962.88.
- Tower Rock Fire Protection District: $25,696.52.
- Woodlawn Fire Protection District: $24,838.38
- Waltonville Fire Protection District: $25,988.
- Buncombe Volunteer Fire Department: $25,487.76.
- Rural Pope County Fire Protection District: $25,266.50.
- Mounds City Fire Department: $25,334
- Mounds Volunteer Fire Department: $25,780.35.
- Village of Carrier Mills Fire Department: $25,960.
- Cobden Fire Department: $24,524.30.
- Dongola Fire Department: $25,146.
- City of Carmi: $25,764
- Enfield Fire Protection District: $25,276.25.
- The Pittsburg Volunteer Fire Department: $24,788
- Stonefort Fire Department: $23,360.
The Small Equipment Grant Program was established to provide grants of up to $26,000 for the purchase of small firefighting and ambulance equipment.