EAST ST. LOUIS – Three St. Clair County fire districts are set to receive grant funding for equipment totaling more than $75,000, thanks to support for State Senator Christopher Belt (D-Swansea). Senator Belt

“The men and women who work at our local fire departments risk their lives to keep our communities safe,” Belt said. “They are the first people we call in a crisis.”

Grants were awarded to over 100 fire departments and districts across Illinois totaling $2.5 million to purchase small firefighting and ambulance equipment. The initiative derives from fire departments and not-for profit ambulance services in Illinois that have struggled financially to buy small equipment.

The following fire districts in the 57th District will receive funding:

  • Church Road Fire Protection District: $25,908
  • Midway Fire Protection District: $26,000
  • Millstadt Fire Protection District : $26,000

“It’s vital that fire departments have the necessary resources to do their job,” Belt said. “This funding will effectively improve the efficiency for firefighters to respond to emergency situations.”

A full list of recipients can be found on the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s website.

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