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The Dwight Fire Protection District has been selected as a recipient for the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal Small Tools and Equipment Grant.

This grant will provide $22,000 in funding to purchase three new thermal imaging devices for their front line fire apparatus. These cameras are extremely important in aiding firefighters during search and rescue operations as well as fire suppression and overhaul activities.

The fire department wants to thank OSFM as well as State Representative Tom Bennett, Senator Jason Barickman, and Congressman Adam Kinzinger for supporting their grant request.