SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In continuation of her support of first responders, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is celebrating the $26,000 grant awarded to the Blue Mound Fire Protection District by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal.
“The Blue Mound Fire Protection District is a volunteer organization that does an outstanding job of protecting the lives and property of the village of Blue Mound,” Scherer said. “Small volunteer departments like this one often do their jobs without the important equipment they need. I care deeply about making our community a safer place and this grant will make that happen.”
The Small Equipment Grant Program awards grants of up to $26,000 to fire departments, fire districts and emergency medical service providers across the state for the purchase of small equipment they otherwise would not have been able to afford. The program aids departments that have difficulties generating the necessary revenue to purchase equipment they need to do their jobs effectively.
“The safe and efficient operation of the Blue Mound Fire Protection District is an incredible benefit to the village of Blue Mound and the surrounding community,” said Scherer. “I cannot think of a more deserving organization, and I look forward to seeing them continue to grow and thrive.”
Scherer represents areas of Sangamon, Macon and Christian counties. For more information, please contact her full time constituent service office at 217-877-9636 or email@example.com