Streamwood gets federal grant to install sprinklers at fire station

Daily Herald report
Updated 9/3/2015 7:30 PM

The Streamwood Fire Department has been awarded a $40,910 Assistance to Firefighters Operations & Safety Grant through the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency to help fund the installation of fire sprinklers at Streamwood Fire Station 31.

The federal funds will fund 90 percent of the cost of the project, according to the fire department.

The fire station, built in 1972, is the oldest in Streamwood, and lacks an automatic sprinkler system. The fire suppression system will enhance the safety of the fire personnel assigned to the station, and will help ensure that the facility and equipment will not be damaged in the event of a fire, according to a news release.

The other fire stations and most of the municipal buildings in Streamwood already are equipped with fire sprinklers.

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