Illinois Valley Fire District receives grant for additional staffing

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – The Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office is dishing out a large grant that will have a local impact.

The Illinois Valley Fire District received $35,000 for the Wildfire Season Supplemental Staffing Grant

It said it will help the district bring on more staffing this fire season.

The grant comes from a recent Senate bill that works to boost responder capacity with upgrades and staffing.

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