firetruck 6820125 1280BURBANK – With support from State Senator Mike Porfirio, the Pleasantview Fire Protection District will receive funding for new emergency vehicles through the Fire Truck Revolving Loan Program.

“Ensuring our firefighters have the necessary resources is vital to protecting the lives and properties of our residents,” said Porfirio (D-Lyons Township). “This funding shows our commitment to prioritizing public safety and supporting those who selflessly serve our communities.”

The Fire Truck Revolving Loan Program is designed to assist departments or cities in purchasing emergency vehicles that they may not otherwise be able to afford. Under the FTRL program, fire departments, fire protection districts and township fire departments may apply for up to $350,000 in low-interest or no-interest loans for purchase of a fire truck or brush trucks.

PFPD, which serves Hodgkins and Countryside in Porfirio’s district, received $350,000 from the FTRL program. 

“Without programs such as our Fire Truck and Ambulance Revolving Loan, many departments would have to continue to repair vehicles that are not reliable anymore and never be able to afford a new fire truck or ambulance,” said Illinois State Fire Marshal James A. Rivera. “The OSFM thanks Governor Pritzker for his commitment to our first responders and safety of our state’s residents.”

For a full list of recipients, or to learn more about the loan programs, click here.