Lipinski Announces $309,000 Grant for La Grange Fire Department

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that the La Grange Fire Department has been awarded $309,000 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.  The grant will be used to help purchase new portable radios.  Their current radios are well past their service life, with some models no longer supported for service or repairs.

“Federal funding is needed to meet the increased demands being placed on both our region and country's first responders,” said Rep. Lipinski.  “This grant will allow the La Grange Fire Department to purchase much needed new equipment and build upon their already impressive service record.” 

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.