State Senator Terry Link (D-Waukegan) has supported a measure that will help local fire districts and fire protection districts purchase new fire trucks.

“Many of the fire departments around Illinois are using older or outdated equipment,” Link said. “Better equipment, like the purchase of new trucks, helps keep all of our communities safer.”

Currently, the state of Illinois has a Fire Truck Revolving Loan Program that was first created in 2004. The purpose of the program was to provide interest-free loans directly to local units of government for the purchase of fire trucks by a department, fire protection district or township fire department.

According to the state fire marshal, Senate Bill 2690 was a necessary increase.  Since 2004, the cost of a fire engine has increased with inflation, and the primary goal of this fund was originally to help smaller, volunteer fire departments purchase fire trucks.

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