Lipinski Announces $318,812 Grant for Homer Township Fire Protection District

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that the Homer Township Fire Protection District has been awarded $318,812 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.  The grant will help with the purchase of a water tanker truck.

“I’m very happy to have helped the Homer Township Fire Protection District secure this federal grant, especially in light of the great need they have for a new water tanker truck to replace the old one that is no longer operational,” said Rep. Lipinski.  “I had a good meeting with Chief Locacius and it’s great to know that the process is already underway to purchase the new tanker.  Thanks to the first responders in Homer Township for the tireless work they do keeping residents safe.”      

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.