The Godfrey Fire Protection District has been awarded a federal fire grant.  The Assistance to Firefighters Grant is worth more than $23,500, and Fire Chief Erik Kambarian tells The Big Z it will be used to purchase a new breathing air compressor.

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The grant comes through the Department of Homeland Security. Kambarian says they have received grants for other pieces of equipment before, but this is the fourth or fifth attempt to receive funding for this air compressor.  Kambarian is unsure of the timeline to get the equipment and put it into service.

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