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Lipinski Announces Grant for Cicero Fire Department

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that the Cicero Fire Department has been awarded $123,810 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.  The grant will help purchase 2,600 combination carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.  

“These simple, relatively inexpensive devices have the potential to save many lives,” stated Rep. Lipinski.  “The equipment the fire department will purchase is designed to last ten years without the need to replace the power source.  I’m pleased to help bring more of these life-saving devices to the residents of Cicero.”      

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.