The Joliet Fire Department is receiving $200,000 from the state loan program for new equipment.
State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, D-Shorewood, made the announcement this week via a news release.
“Our fire departments work tirelessly to keep our communities safe,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “The state has a responsibility to help our fire departments obtain vital equipment to keep residents and emergency service personnel as safe as possible.”
The Ambulance Revolving Loan is designed to assist departments or cities in buying emergency equipment. It is administered by the Illinois State Marshal and Illinois Finance Authority.
Under the ARLP program, units of local government, like municipalities, townships, fire departments, fire protection districts and certain categories for nonprofit organizations can apply for no-interest or low-interest loans of up to $200,000 to spend on equipment.
These loans must be paid back in 10 years.