Joyce Applauds $850,000 in Funding for Local Emergency Vehicles (Kankakee, IL) — With support from State Senator Patrick Joyce, three communities in the 40th District will receive funding for new emergency vehicles through the Fire Truck Revolving Loan Program and Ambulance Revolving Loan Program.
“First responders are the backbone of our communities, and providing them with necessary resources is crucial for ensuring public safety,” said Joyce (D-Essex). “This funding is significant for our emergency first responders so they can carry out their duties effectively and respond promptly to all situations.”
The Fire Truck Revolving Loan Program and Ambulance Revolving Loan Program are designed to assist departments or cities in purchasing emergency vehicles that they may not otherwise be able to afford.
Under the FTRL program, fire departments, fire protection districts and township fire departments may apply for up to $350,000 in low-interest or no-interest loans for purchase of a fire truck or brush trucks. Under the ARLP program, units of local government and not-for-profit ambulance service providers can apply for no-interest or low-interest loans of up to $200,000. The communities in Joyce’s district receiving loans include:
- City of Kankakee: $350,000 (FTRL)
- Village of Crete: $350,000 (FTRL)
- Manteno Community Fire Protection District: $200,000 (ARLP)
“Without programs such as our Fire Truck and Ambulance Revolving Loan, many departments would have to continue to repair vehicles that are not reliable anymore and never be able to afford a new fire truck or ambulance,” said Illinois State Fire Marshal James A. Rivera. “The OSFM thanks Governor Pritzker for his commitment to our first responders and safety of our state’s residents.”
For a full list of recipients, or to learn more about the loan programs, click here.
Joyce Applauds $850,000 in Funding for Local Emergency Vehicles