Regional Fire Departments Awarded Grant Money From Water Company

 Illinois American Water has awarded more than 90 fire departments through its 2021 Firefighter Grant Program. The departments in Illinois American Water’s service area will share more than $92,000.The Cairo Fire Department and the Rosiclare Fire Department are the only fire and emergency organizations in the region that were awarded grants through this program. Officials said the funding will be put towards personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools, water handling equipment, training materials and classroom programs. Since 2010, the water company has awarded more than 770 grants totaling more than $760,000.These firefighter grants were announced in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week, which runs from Sunday, October 3 through Saturday, October 9.


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