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Fire Dept. receives $84K grant for fire station sprinkler system

SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Fire Department has been awarded a nearly $84,000 grant to install a fire sprinkler system at Fire Station 1 through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.

The grant of $83,905 covers 95 percent of the total estimated cost of the installation of a fire sprinkler system, according to a news release. The city is responsible for the remaining
5 percent of the cost, about $4,195.

The grant was awarded to the fire department with support from Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois; Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois; and U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Plano, the release said.

Fiscal 2017 Assistance to Firefighter grant funding had an appropriation of $344 million with a projection of
2,500 awards, according to the release. The program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.

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