May 24, 2024
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Homer Township Fire District receives grant

The Homer Township Fire District will be purchasing new rescue tools such as a ventilation saw, thanks to a grant from Illinois American Water.

The IAW 2018 Firefighter Grant Program provides financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving communities in its service areas. This year, approximately $77,000 will be awarded to 78 Illinois fire departments.

Since the program was created in 2010, more than 500 grants totaling over $493,000 has been awarded to fire and emergency organizations serving customers in Illinois American Water’s service area.

Illinois American Water’s Firefighter Grant Program awards grants to provide personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools, water handling equipment, training materials and classroom programs.

Fire Chief Chris Locacius of Homer Township thanked Illinois American Water during the check presentation.

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