North Park Fire will upgrade equipment with $750k grant

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LOVES PARK, Ill. (WTVO) — North Park Fire Protection District received a combined $750,000 to upgrade equipment and hire staff.

The Illinois State Fire Marshal gave the district $350,000 to buy a new truck. Two other grants came from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The first grant will allow the district to hire six firefighters every year for the next four years.

The other grant will be used to replace the department’s aging self contained breathing apparatus.

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