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Fire Department Awarded Federal Grant To Replace Air Packs

September 6, 2016 – The Carpentersville Fire Department has been awarded $238,637 through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program to replace the department’s aging self-contained breathing apparatus, or air packs.

The Village’s required 10 percent match of $23,863, for a total of $262,500, will be used to help purchase 35 new air packs, which allow firefighters to safely breathe in smoky and other hazardous conditions.

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