State Representative Chad Hays has announced that over $83,000 in Small Equipment Grants are headed toward local fire protection districts. The grants are being distributed through Illinois’ Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). Local Grant awards include:
Gifford Fire Protection District: $12,670.00 for seven sets of turnout coats and pants
Rantoul Fire Protection District: $21,010.94 for one gear washer and two gear dryers
Georgetown Fire Protection District: $24,691.20 for 24 hand-held radios with speakers
Ridge Farm Fire District: $24,636.00 for 12 sets of bunker gear (pants and coats)
The Small Equipment Grant Program was established to provide grants for the purchase of small firefighting and ambulance equipment .