Lipinski Announces $106,286 Grant for Summit Fire Department

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that the Summit Fire Department has been awarded $106,286 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.  The grant will be used to help purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus equipment.

“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.”

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.