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BFD Receives Grant


February 1, 2018

Sue Moen

Shown here are Deputy Fire Chief Chanse Kaczmarski (right) and Mike Howard, Alliant Energy.

On January 25, 2018, the Belleville Fire Department received a grant of $900.00 from the Alliant Energy Hometown Safety Program. This grant went towards the purchase of an automated external defibrillator for the department. The grant was delivered by Mike Howard of Alliant Energy.

Cardiac arrest remains a leading cause of firefighter line of duty deaths in the United States. In 2016 (the most recent year of data available), 39 firefighters died in the line of duty from cardiac causes. In 2016 there were a total of 89 firefighter line of duty deaths in the United States. With this gran...

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