fire department

Funding for the Peoria fire department continues to be a stumbling block in developing an overall city budget for next year.

A Peoria fire department wants to teach CPR to 8,000 people over the next two years.

Officials in La Salle say the community's 1928 fire truck will be moving into a new home this year. 

Area fire units receive grant funding

May 1, 2013

Two area fire response units are receiving grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The Peoria Fire Department is receiving a more than $23,000 grant which will be used for fire prevention and safety to improve response times. The Lacon-Sparland Fire Protection District is receiving more than $120,000 in federal grant funding. The grant will be used to purchase Air Packs, Rapid Intervention Team Packs, and other equipment. The funding is provided through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant.