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Lipinski Announces Grant for Northwest Homer Fire and Ambulance Protection District

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that the Northwest Homer Fire and Ambulance Protection District, which serves an area that includes Homer Glen, Homer Township, Lockport, Lemont, and Lemont Township, has been awarded a nearly $324 thousand grant through the Department of Homeland Security to help with hiring expenses.

“It is becoming more and more difficult for local communities to provide the funding needed for fire protection and ambulance service,” said Rep. Lipinski.  “I’m pleased this grant will help the Northwest Homer Fire Protection District hire more brave men and women to help protect people in this fast-growing area.”

“We appreciate Congressman Lipinski’s assistance with this grant which will allow us to hire additional firefighters,” said Northwest Homer Fire and Ambulance Protection District Chief Ken Vrba.  “We look forward to continuing to provide top-notch service and care to the surrounding community.”

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.