Lipinski Announces $1.35 Million Grant for Oak Lawn Fire Department

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that the Oak Lawn Fire Department has been awarded a $1,347,952 grant through the Department of Homeland Security to help with hiring expenses.

“I am very happy to have helped the Oak Lawn Fire Department win this large grant to assist with hiring needs,” said Rep. Lipinski.  “This funding will help the Fire Department continue its great work in protecting the residents of Oak Lawn.”

“This much-needed grant will allow us to reduce overtime costs, save taxpayer dollars, and bring a new generation of highly-trained firefighters to the village, stated Oak Lawn Mayor Dr. Sandra Bury.  “We are very appreciative of this grant, and especially of Congressman Lipinski’s stalwart support of our first responders.”   

The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants 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.