Two local fire departments received equipment grants

The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) announced on March 3 the recipients of the 2023 Small Equipment Grant Program.

A total of $1.5 million was awarded to 64 fire departments/districts and EMS providers across the state. The program was established to provide grants of up to $26,000 each for the purchase of small firefighting and ambulance equipment. Two Randolph County fire departments, Evansville and Ellis Grove, were among those that received grants this year.

For more on the fire department grants, please see this week’s print edition.