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Posted: Jun 17, 2021

IL Fire Departments Get Grant Money for Fire Equipment

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced that $3.3 million has been awarded to over 140 different fire departments and EMS providers, reports My Wabash Valley.

The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s 2021 Small Equipment Grant Program will provide the funding. The OSFM said it received 448 applications totaling $10.5 million in requests for this grant period.

The Martinsville Fire Protection District in Clark County, which will receive $26,000, and the City of Olney Fire Department in Richland County, which will receive more than $25,000. The maximum amount of money a department could receive was $26,000.

The grant money will be used to purchase new firefighting equipment and emergency service tools.

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Posted: Jun 17, 2021

Quincy (FL) Getting Aerial Fire Apparatus

The Quincy Fire Department will soon have a new aerial ladder fire truck, reports WTXL Tallahassee.

Government officials will present a $755,340 check for a new aerial ladder fire truck.

The $101.5 billion state budget allocates more than $31 million Gadsden County projects.

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Posted: Jun 17, 2021

Kenner (LA) Fire Department Relocated Due to Fire Station Mold

A Kenner fire department station was relocated after mold concerns, reports WDSU 6 News.

All fire stations were then tested for mold and results show all have mold. Station 39 tested positive for aerosolized mold above normal levels, which can cause respiratory symptoms.

The administration has authorized emergency procedures to obtain temporary housing and immediate remediation and repair of the station has started.

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Posted: Jun 17, 2021

Shots Fired at New Charleston (SC) Fire Station

Authorities are investigating vandalism at the new Charleston Fire Station 11, reports Counts on News 2.