Rep. Lipinski Announces $262,619 Grant for the Homer Township Fire Protection District (July 25, 2014)

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that the Homer Township Fire Protection District has been awarded $262,619 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.  The grant will be used to purchase 43 protective breathing apparatuses.

"All first responders perform a difficult and dangerous job," said Rep. Lipinski. "They put their lives on the line for us each and every day, so I want to do all that I can to fully support their important mission and safety.  This federal assistance will provide equipment that will help these men and women do their best possible job.”

In addition to the Homer Township Fire Protection District, Congressman Lipinski has assisted the Burbank, Chicago, La Grange, Oak Lawn, and Western Springs Fire Departments in receiving grants for equipment and services during this Congressional term.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program provides needed federal funds to fire departments and emergency medical service organizations in order to improve the response capabilities of our nation's first responders and the safety of our communities.