firefighters350BUNKER HILL – Seven area rural fire protection and ambulance districts have been awarded small equipment grants through the Office of the State Fire Marshal. State Senator Andy Manar extended congratulations to the recipients.

Grant recipients are:

  • Morrisonville-Palmer Fire Protection District in Christian County
  • Fillmore Community Fire Protection District in Montgomery County
  • Nokomis Area Fire Protection District in Montgomery County
  • Nokomis-Witt Ara Ambulance Service in Montgomery County
  • Taylor Springs Fire Department in Montgomery County
  • Raymond Community Fire Protection District in Montgomery County
  • Long Creek Fire Protection District in Macon County

Statewide, 100 fire departments have been awarded a share of $2 million funds for the FY2018 Small Equipment Grant Program, which provides grants of up to $26,000 to purchase small equipment.

Examples of small equipment include firefighting items, such as cylinder tanks, flashlights, hand-held radios and thermal imaging cameras; EMS emergency response equipment, such as AED machines, backboards and stair chairs; and vehicle rescue equipment, such as extrication tools, reciprocating saw blades and air lifting bags.

The state fire marshal’s office plans to put out a more detailed news release next week.

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