Chicagoland Fire Departments Receive Nearly $700K in State Grants


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Springfield, IL – The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal has allocated nearly $700,000 in grants to various fire departments and EMS providers across the Chicagoland area as part of the 2024 Small Equipment Grant Program. 

This initiative, which distributed a total of $4 million statewide, aims to enhance the operational capabilities of emergency services through the provision of essential small equipment.

According to Illinois State Fire Marshal James A. Rivera, the increase in grant funding from last year’s $1.5 million to $4 million reflects a strong commitment to supporting the state’s emergency services. “These grants enable fire departments and EMS providers to purchase lifesaving equipment they might not afford otherwise, significantly enhancing their response capabilities,” Rivera explained.

Among the recipients, the Village of Rosemont Fire Department and Chebanse Township Fire Protection District each secured the maximum grant amount of $26,000. Other notable recipients include the Hazel Crest Fire-Rescue Department and Chicago Ridge Fire Department, receiving nearly $26,000 and $20,866 respectively.

 Other Grant Recipients Include: 


Carroll Fire Protection District                                                  $26,000


Garden Homes Fire Protection District                                  $23,373

Central Stickney Fire Protection District                                $24,600

Village of Rosemont Fire Department                                    $26,000

Hazel Crest Fire-Rescue Department                                      $25,990

Chicago Ridge Fire Department                                               $20,866.12

Village of Ford Heights Fire Department                                $25,370

Village of Broadview                                                                   $26,000

McCook Fire Department                                                           $25,897


Bartlett Fire Protection District                                                $26,000


Braceville Fire Protection District                                            $25,930

Verona-Kinsman Fire Department                                           $25,985

Mazon Fire Protection District                                                  $20,185


Papineau Fire Protection District                                             $23,750

Crescent Iroquois Fire Department                                         $26,000

Onarga Fire Protection District                                                 $26,000

Cissna Park Fire Protection District                                         $26,000

Chebanse Township Fire Protection District                         $26,000


Kankakee Township Fire Protection District                         $23,597.20


Winthrop Harbor Fire Department                                          $25,951

Libertyville Fire Department                                                     $14,736


Chatsworth Fire Protection District                                         $25,999

Odell Fire Protection District                                                    $24,596

Fairbury Fire Department                                                         $26,000


Hoopeston Fire Department                                                     $25,960


Lockport Township Fire Protection District                           $26,000

Steger Estates Fire Protection District                                    $20,886.12

Manhattan Fire Protection District                                          $21,600


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