September 11, 2003
VOLUNTEER FIRE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GRANTS AWARDED TO 59
SPRINGFIELD, ILL. - A total of 59 Illinois rural fire protection
districts and fire departments will share in $302,544 in matching
grant funds through the federal Volunteer Fire Assistance grant
program, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Joel
Brunsvold announced today.
grants provide critical funding to local firefighters in smaller
communities and rural areas in Illinois to assist them in saving lives
and protecting property," Brunsvold said. "Through these dollars local
fire departments are able to acquire new equipment, provide training
and better serve their communities."
grants reimburse 50 percent of the recipientís cost for acquiring
firefighting equipment and to provide training for local firefighters.
Grant recipients must make the initial financial outlay for the
projects before being reimbursed.
U.S. Forest Service grant program is administered in Illinois by the
Department of Natural Resources.
of grant recipients is below.
2003 Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant Program Awards - Illinois
Volunteer Fire Department, Ashland, Cass County, $1,535. (Contact:
Jeff Donnan, 217/476-3354)
Volunteer Fire Department, Atlanta, Logan County, $3,346. (Contact:
Roger Armstrong, 217/648-5432)
Bellmont Volunteer Fire Protection District, Bellmont, Wabash County,
$4,591. (Contact: Ross S. Madden, 618/298-2178)
County Fire Protection District, Mt. Sterling, Brown County, $4,900.
(Contact: Brian J. Gallaher, 217/773-2113)
Carlinville Fire Department, Carlinville, Macoupin County, $9,179.
(Contact: Bill Healy, 217/854-4076)
Fire Protection District, Carlock, McLean County, $7,932. (Contact:
Greg Mohr, 309/376-3473)
Adams County Fire Protection District, Coatsburg, Adams County,
$9,498. (Contact: Danny Lichtsinn, 217/334-5247)
Valley Fire Protection District, Coal Valley, Rock Island County,
$7,840. (Contact: William A. Nabb, 309/799-5942)
Congerville Rural Fire Protection District, Congerville, Woodford
County, $9,500. (Contact: Kevin Wiegand, 309/448-2661)
Fire Department, 30 South Division Street, DuQuoin, Perry County,
$7,640. (Contact: Richard Fronek, 618/542-5600)
Elizabeth Community Fire Protection District, Elizabeth, JoDaviess
County, $9,500. (Contact: Shawn R. Buck, Administrator, 815/858-3612)
Goodfield Fire Protection District, Eureka, Woodford County, $5,000.
(Contact: Chris Shoemaker, 309/467-6181)
Fayetteville Fire Department, Fayetteville, St. Clair County, $8,000.
(Contact: Randy Lay, 618/407-7431)
Fire Protection District, 103 N. Main, Box 164, Gifford, Champaign
County, $5,925. (Contact: Richard McFadden, 217/568-7112)
Fire Protection District, Ladd, Bureau County, $1,018. (Contact: Dan
Lebanon Emerald/Mound Fire Department, Lebanon, St. Clair County,
$2,925. (Contact: Joe Hogg, 618/632-2414)
Community Fire Protection District, Lee, Lee County, $5,200. (Contact:
Donald K. Jarman, 815/824-8405)
Volunteer Fire Department, Leonore, LaSalle County, $2,783. (Contact:
Martin J. Wiesbrock, 815/856-2814)
Fire Protection District, Liberty, Adams County, $4,700. (Contact: Jim
Fire Protection District, Charleston, Coles County, $6,335. (Contact:
Mike Linder, 217/345-6695)
Rural Fire Protection District, Lincoln, Logan County, $1,750.
(Contact: Robert E. Thomas, 217/732-6697)
Maeystown Fire Protection District, Maeystown, Monroe County, $979.
(Contact: Lynden Prange, 618/458-6560)
Fire Protection District, McNabb, Putnam County, $6,730. (Contact:
Jacob Baele, 815/882-2192)
Mid-Piatt Fire Protection District, Monticello, Piatt County, $9,500.
(Contact: Alfred Beitelman, 217/762-2016)
Middletown Fire Department, Middletown, Logan County, $2,725.
(Contact: Bill Becker, 217/445-2767)
Montrose Fire Protection District, Montrose, Effingham, Cumberland and
Jasper counties, $6,743. (Contact: Dennis Fletcher, 217/924-4200)
Zion Fire Protection District, Mt. Zion, Macon County, $4,630.
(Contact: Donald C. Wright, 217/864-2081)
Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District, Mulberry Grove, Bond County,
$7,635. (Contact: Dwight Volkmar, 618/326-8815)
Fire Protection District, Nauvoo, Hancock County, $4,096. (Contact:
David Poland, 217/453-6405)
Haven Fire Department, New Haven, Gallatin County, $2,500. (Contact:
D.J. McGuire, 618/272-3551)
Fire Department, Nokomis, Montgomery County, $4,500. (Contact: Monte
Papineau Fire Protection District, Papineau, Iroquois County, $4,450.
(Contact: Dale Emerson, 815/428-7465)
Pickneyville Rural Fire Protection District, Pinckneyville, Perry
County, $9,500. (Contact: Jerry M. Smith, 618/357-2281)
Fire Protection District, Brussels, Calhoun County, $5,208. (Contact:
Don Seiferman, 618/883-2464)
Du Rocher Volunteer Fire Department, Prairie du Rocher, Randolph
County, $1,775. (Contact: Randall A. Braun, 618/284-7184)
Prophetstown Fire Protection District, Prophetstown, Whiteside County,
$2,010. (Contact: William Jacobs, Sr., 815/537-2025)
Fire District, Raritan, Henderson County, $1,050. (Contact: Ronnie D.
Richmond Township Fire Protection District, Richmond, McHenry County,
$3,637. (Contact: Ken Foszoz, 815/678-3672)
Township Fire Protection District, Bonfield, Kankakee County, $2,000.
(Contact: Richard W. Cochran, 815/937-5316)
Sandwich Fire Department, Sandwich, DeKalb County, $928. (Contact:
Richard Kell, 815/786-9241)
Fe Fire Protection District, Bartelso, Clinton County, $4,253.
(Contact: Marcel Winkeler, 618/765-2187)
Fire Department, Savanna, Carroll County, $4,890. (Contact: Shawn
Fire Protection District, Seaton, Mercer County, $7,900. (Contact:
Fred Carlson, 309/586-4023)
Shabbona Volunteer Fire Protection District, Shabbona, DeKalb County,
$4,975. (Contact: Bill Reynolds, 815/824-2115)
Wheatland Fire Protection District, Decatur, Macon County, $5,175.
(Contact: Thomas Williams, 217/429-4236)
Wilmington Volunteer Fire Department, South Wilmington, Grundy County,
$7,980. (Contact: Melvin K. Lampert, 815/237-8898)
Sublette Fire Protection District, Sublette, Lee County, $9,476.
(Contact: Kevin Kellen, 815/849-5166)
Sullivan Fire Protection District, Sullivan, Moultrie County, $6,130.
(Contact: Jeff Waite, 217/728-8714)
Fire & Ambulance Protection District, Toluca, Marshall County, $6,500.
(Contact: Jerry Faw, 815/452-2332)
Volunteer Fire Department, Tonica, LaSalle County, $189. (Contact:
Shawn Micheli, 815/442-3527)
Fire Department, Ullin, Pulaski County, $1,371. (Contact: Rodney
Fire Protection District, Ursa, Adams County, $3,540. (Contact:
Douglas Seeber, 217/223-4605)
Fire Protection District, Utica, LaSalle County, $9,500. (Contact:
Dave Edgcomb, 815/667-5177)
Valmeyer Fire Protection District, Valemeyer, Monroe County, $5,320.
(Contact: Floyd Floarke, Jr., 618/935-2178)
Virginia Volunteer Fire Department, Virginia, Cass County, $2,407.
(Contact: Darrell Cox, 217/452-3372)
Fire Protection District, Mattoon, Coles County, $9,500. (Contact:
Jerry Schultz, 217/235-4839)
Wheatfield Township Fire Protection District, Carlyle, Clinton County,
$500. (Contact: Robert L. Strotheide, 618/594-7603)
Williamson County Fire Protection District, Herrin, Williamson County,
$4,750. (Contact: Don Swiatkowski, Chief, 618/997-4802)
Fire Protection District, Wyanet, Bureau County, $8,495. (Contact:
Donald Prince, 815/699-2617)