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FY 24 Small Equipment Grant Application Period Now Open

The OSFM is excited to announce the application period is now open for the Small Equipment Grant Program. The OSFM will award $4 million to eligible fire departments and ambulance services for the purchase of small firefighting and ambulance equipment. All interested departments should send an application to OSFM electronically or postmarked no later than December 15, 2023.

Campus Fire Safety Month

September is Campus Fire Safety Month and Illinois joins numerous states across the country to raise awareness of fire safety in on and off-campus housing. Governor JB Pritzker has again this year proclaimed September as Campus Fire Safety Month in Illinois. This month is a time for universities and colleges to work with their local fire departments to ensure students reside in a fire-safe living environment and are provided fire safety information. 


Grilling Safety Tips

Backyard barbeques are a popular way many celebrate during the 4th of July holiday weekend. The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is reminding Illinoisans to make sure they are following proper safety practices when using their grills this holiday weekend and throughout the rest of the summer. July is the peak month for grill fires followed by June, May and August.

Confined Space Technician

As part of the rule changes that were adopted by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) on January 1, 2023, the Confined Space Technician certification was added to the firefighter certification program.  

Day Care and Residential Board and Care Facilities Questions

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