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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2014

Governor Quinn Announces $4 Million in Fire Safety Investments for 193 Illinois Communities
Funding Will Help Purchase Protective and Life Saving Equipment

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn and Illinois State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis today announced a $4 million investment to help 193 fire departments across the state purchase safety equipment, protective clothing, breathing apparatus and other tools for firefighters. These small equipment grants are supported by a small percentage of the sales of all fire insurance sold in Illinois. The grant awards are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensure the safety of people in every community across Illinois.

"The heroic firefighters across the state deserve all the help they can get to keep all Illinois residents safe,” Governor Quinn said. “These investments can help make the difference in life and death situations in communities throughout Illinois.”

The Small Equipment Grant Program provides funds directly to local units of government for the purchase of small equipment by a fire department, fire protection district or township fire department. These departments are eligible for grants up to $26,000.

“First responders need to have the right equipment and tools,” Illinois State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis said. “This grant program is a critical resource in these tight municipal budget times. The funds help local fire departments acquire basic equipment that meets current safety standards.”

The Fire Marshal’s office received 389 applications requesting more than two times the total amount of grant funding available this year. The Small Equipment Grant committee, comprised of members of the fire service, examined the applications in a blind review, and recommended the $4 million in available grant money to be awarded to 193 of the fire departments who submitted applications.

The list of fire departments receiving Small Equipment Grants includes:

County Fire Department Grant Amount
Adams Camp Point Fire Protection District $26,000
Adams Liberty Fire Protection District $25,000
Bond Greenville Fire Protection District $26,000
Bond Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District $12,352
Bond Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Protection District $24,000
Bond Shoal Creek Fire Protection District $25,929
Bond Smithboro Fire Protection District $9,775
Boone Belvidere Fire Department $23,598
Bureau Bureau Fire Protection District $25,515
Bureau Mineral-Gold Fire Protection District $26,000
Bureau Neponset Fire Protection District $20,476
Bureau Walnut Fire Protection District $26,000
Bureau Wyanet Fire Protection District $26,000
Carroll Milledgeville Fire Protection District $17,115
Cass Beardstown Fire Department $25,000
Champaign Champaign Fire Department $24,647
Champaign Gifford Fire Protection District $18,686
Champaign Ludlow Fire Protection District $18,742
Champaign Sadorus Fire Protection District $26,000
Champaign Sangamon Valley Fire Protection District $25,000
Champaign Tolono Fire Protection District $18,920
Christian Morrisonville-Palmer Fire Protection District $17,380
Christian Pana Fire Department $10,959
Christian Taylorville Fire Department $15,695
Clark Casey Fire Department $7,585
Clark West Union Community Fire Protection $21,310
Clinton Hoffman Fire Protection District $26,000
Clinton Huey Ferrin Boulder FPD $26,000
Clinton Santa Fe Fire Protection District $25,944
Clinton Sugar Creek Township Fire Protection District $22,878
Coles Humboldt Fire Protection District $12,500
Cook Bellwood Fire Department $12,000
Cook Berkeley Fire Department $6,000
Cook Brookfield Fire Department $17,500
Cook Burnham Fire Department $26,000
Cook Calumet City Fire Department $24,500
Cook Dolton Fire Department $23,932
Cook Forest Park Fire Department $20,000
Cook Harvey Fire Department $24,999
Cook Markham Fire Department $25,890
Cook Niles Fire Department $25,000
Cook Oak Lawn Fire Department $23,025
Cook Palos Heights Fire Protection District $12,150
Cook Park Forest Fire Department $22,005
Cook Prospect Heights Fire Protection District $26,000
Cook Robbins Fire Department $19,152
Cook Sauk Village Fire Department $25,950
Cook Summit Fire Department $25,352
Crawford LaMotte Township Fire Protection District $26,000
Crawford Oblong Township Fire Protection District $26,000
Cumberland Neoga Fire Protection District $15,552
DeKalb Genoa-Kingston Fire Protection District $26,000
DeKalb Sandwich Community Fire Protection District $20,000
DeWitt Clinton Fire Department $25,906
DeWitt Waynesville Community Fire Protection District $11,394
DuPage Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Department $6,995
Fayette Ramsey Fire Protection District $21,375
Franklin Cave Eastern Fire Protection District $20,910
Franklin Ewing Northern Fire Protection District $954
Franklin Zeigler Fire Department $26,000
Fulton Canton Fire Department $24,795
Hardin Cave-In-Rock Fire Rescue $13,514
Hardin Rosiclare Fire Department $25,765
Henry Annawan Alba Fire Protection District $25,127
Henry Atkinson Fire Protection District $26,000
Henry Cambridge Fire Protection District $25,425
Henry Clover Township Fire Protection District $26,000
Henry Galva Fire Department $26,000
Henry Orion Community Fire Protection District $18,000
Iroquois Loda Fire Department $4,360
Jackson Dowell Volunteer Fire Department $26,000
Jackson Murphysboro Fire Department $26,000
Jackson Vergennes Fire Department $24,000
Jasper Wade Community Fire Protection District $8,256
Jefferson Jefferson Fire Protection District $26,000
Jersey Jerseyville Volunteer Fire Department $25,682
Jersey QEM Fire Protection District $26,000
JoDaviess East Dubuque Volunteer Fire Department $26,000
JoDaviess Menominee-Dunleith Fire Protection District $26,000
Kane Geneva Fire Department $25,600
Kane North Aurora Fire Protection District $22,569
Kane Rutland Dundee Townships FPD $26,000
Kane Sugar Grove Fire Protection District $26,000
Kankakee Grant Park Fire Protection District $24,875
Kankakee Kankakee Township Fire Protection District $15,000
Kankakee Limestone Township Fire Protection District $24,000
Kankakee Manteno Community Fire Protection District $26,000
Kankakee Reddick Community Fire Protection District $26,000
Knox Rio Fire Protection District $24,660
Lake Antioch Fire Department $24,796
Lake Beach Park Fire Protection District $25,159
Lake Lake Zurich Fire/Rescue Department $25,000
Lake Long Grove Fire Protection District $11,005
Lake North Chicago Fire Department $26,000
Lake Wauconda Fire District $23,000
Lake Waukegan Fire Department $25,988
LaSalle LaSalle Fire Department $25,025
LaSalle Tonica Volunteer Fire Department $12,860
Livingston Dwight Fire Protection District $26,000
Livingston Pontiac Fire Department $26,000
Logan Elkhart Rural Fire Protection District $12,900
Logan Lincoln Fire Department $25,080
Logan Lincoln Rural Fire Protection District $25,600
Macoupin Hettick Volunteer Fire Department $25,857
Macoupin Mt. Olive Fire Protection District $25,000
Macoupin Unit # 7 Fire Protection District $20,900
Madison Alton Fire Department $24,919
Madison Bethalto Fire Department $25,000
Madison Cottage Hills Fire Protection District $26,000
Madison Hamel Fire Protection District $11,891
Madison New Douglas Fire Protection District $12,318
Madison Wood River Fire Department $11,400
Madison Worden Fire Department $15,493
Marion Odin Fire Protection District $24,250
Marshall Toluca Fire Protection District $24,600
Mason Easton Rural Fire Protection District $26,000
Mason Forman Fire Protection District $25,520
Mason Havana Fire Department $25,895
Massac Joppa Volunteer Fire Department $23,700
Massac Massac County Fire Protection District $26,000
McHenry Algonquin-Lake in the Hills FPD $10,191
McHenry Hebron-Alden-Greenwood FPD $9,592
McHenry Union Fire Protection District $18,041
McLean Arrowsmith Fire Department $23,175
McLean Cooksville Fire Department $21,150
McLean Danvers Community Fire Protection District $18,860
McLean Towanda Community Fire Protection District $19,824
Menard Petersburg Community Fire Protection District $26,000
Mercer Greene Township Fire Protection District $25,710
Monroe Maeystown Rural Fire Protection District $22,033
Monroe Valmeyer Fire Protection District $25,926
Montgomery Fillmore Community Fire Protection District $17,210
Montgomery Hillsboro Fire Department $6,000
Montgomery Nokomis Area Fire Protection District $10,100
Morgan Chapin Rural Fire Association $4,020
Morgan Jacksonville Fire Department $6,225
Morgan Meredosia Fire Protection District $26,000
Morgan Murrayville Fire Protection District $26,000
Morgan South Jacksonville Fire Department $25,010
Ogle Stillman Fire Protection District $15,419
Peoria Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District $8,709
Peoria Peoria Fire Department $25,950
Perry DuQuoin Fire Department $26,000
Pike Hull-Kinderhook Fire Protection District $14,943
Pike North Pike Fire Protection District $26,000
Pike Pleasant Hill Fire Protection District $26,000
Pope Rural Pope County Fire Protection District $24,800
Putnam Magnolia Fire Protection District $7,200
Randolph Chester Fire Department $14,200
Randolph Sparta Fire Department $25,910
Richland Olney Fire Department $10,620
Rock Island Silvis Fire Department $25,200
St. Clair Brooklyn Fire Protection District $26,000
St. Clair Church Road Fire District $25,000
St. Clair Fairmont City Fire Department $26,000
St. Clair French Village Fire Protection District $14,787
St. Clair Marissa Fire Protection District $13,290
St. Clair St. Louis Downtown Airport Fire Department $23,965
St. Clair St. Libory Fire Protection District $20,040
Schuyler Rushville Fire Department $23,800
Shelby Findlay Fire Protection District $13,440
Shelby Tower Hill Fire Protection District $25,990
Stephenson Rock City Fire Protection District $7,275
Tazewell Green Valley Fire Protection District $6,249
Tazewell North Pekin Fire Department $25,770
Union Anna Fire Department $23,000
Union Cobden Fire Department $26,000
Vermilion Bluegrass Fire Protection District $24,148
Vermilion Fithiam-Muncie-Collison FPD $24,824
Vermilion Georgetown Fire Protection District $16,500
Vermilion Hoopeston Fire Department $18,000
Vermilion Rankin Fire Protection District $24,832
Vermilion Tilton Fire Department $25,000
Wabash Bellmont Rural Fire Protection District $19,260
Warren Central Warren Fire Protection District $25,805
Washington Addieville Community Fire Protection District $24,427
Washington Ashley Fire Protection District $4,000
Washington Irvington Fire Protection District $8,780
White Norris City Fire Protection District $10,670
Whiteside Prophetstown Fire Protection District $25,340
Whiteside Rock Falls Fire Department $12,000
Whiteside Sterling Fire Department $20,000
Will Joliet Fire Department $15,803
Will Northwest Homer Fire District $25,000
Will Peotone Fire Protection District $21,824
Will Romeoville Fire Department $24,200
Williamson Hurst Volunteer Fire Department $23,600
Williamson Lake Egypt Fire Protection District $23,910
Williamson Pittsburg Volunteer Fire Department $6,016
Winnebago Harlem Roscoe Fire Protection District $16,500
Woodford Eureka-Goodfield Fire Protection District $12,600
Woodford Germantown FPD of Woodford $25,995
Woodford Secor Fire Protection District $26,000


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