Peoria Fire Department receiving $23,600 grant

By WEEK Reporter

Peoria Fire Department receiving $23,600 grant

May 1, 2013 Updated May 1, 2013 at 4:00 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has made a $23,600 investment in the Peoria Fire Department for fire prevention and safety.

“As these brave men and women put themselves in harm’s way, we must ensure that they are equipped with the best tools possible to do their jobs well, and today’s grants will help meet that goal," United States Senator Dick Durbin said.

“This grant is a worthy investment in the Peoria Fire Department. By being able to purchase arson investigation equipment the fire department will be able to quickly put their training to work,” said United States Congressman Aaron Schock.

The funding is provided through the DHS’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program which seeks to strengthen the Nation’s overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and fire related hazards.

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