Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Ashmore Firefighters Receive Federal Grant

Sep 14, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) today announced the Ashmore Fire Protection District was awarded a $237,143 federal grant. 

The funds may be used to purchase new emergency vehicles, including pumpers, brush trucks, tankers, rescue vehicles, or ambulances. 

“FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program helps rural communities purchase, upgrade, and maintain the tools and equipment they need to respond to fires and emergencies of all types," Shimkus said. "My office can assist communities with these grants as well as any other federal grant program application.”