WASHINGTON, DC -- United States Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced Wednesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has made an investment of $1,110,266 in six fire departments in Illinois.
Locally, the Eureka-Goodfield Fire Department is receiving $765,160 in funding.
"Our nation's fire fighters are called upon day after day to protect America's citizens," Durbin said. "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."
The funding is provided through the DHS's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The program seeks to strengthen the Nation's overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and fire related hazards.