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Plainfield Fire Protection District receives grant for new equipment

The IAW 2021 Firefighter Grant Program provides financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations in its service area

A grant from Illinois American Water will allow the Plainfield Fire Protection District to purchase some new equipment, according to a news release from IAW.

The department plans to buy four new nozzles for the fire hose, hydrant wrenches and hydrant valve.

Vito Bonomo III, Deputy Chief, Plainfield Fire Protection District, said in the release that the new nozzles will go on a new apparatus that will arrive in the spring. The current nozzles have been in use 15 years, Bonomo said in the release.

The IAW 2021 Firefighter Grant Program provides personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools, water handling equipment, training materials and classroom programs to fire and emergency organizations serving communities in its service areas, the release said.

This year, more $92,000 will be given to 90 Illinois fire departments, the release said.

For more information, visit amwater.com.