More than 20 northern Illinois fire departments will receive a grant as part of Illinois American Water’s firefighter grant program.
Illinois American Water will award more than $77,000 in grants to 78 fire departments across the state.
The grants were announced during National Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 7-13.
“We know resources for our local heroes often runs short,” said Bruce Hauk, Illinois American Water President. "Through this grant program, we are able to partner on another level and further support our local heroes.”
The grants will provide personal protective gear, communications equipment and additional resources for firefighters.