Illinois American Water has announced the recipients of 148 grants to fire departments and districts across the state. The list includes the Alton and Holiday Shores Fire Departments, the Godfrey Fire District and the QEM Fire District in Jersey County.

The grants worth up to $1,500 are awarded as part of Illinois American Water's 2012 Firefighter Grant Program, which awarded a total of $173,000 to departments across the state. The funding will help provide personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools, water handling equipment, and training and classroom materials to the departments.

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