Ill. issues $12 million in loans for fire trucks

April 20, 2009 (SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) The Illinois Fire Marshal and the Illinois Finance Authority announced the loans Monday.

The state fire marshal provides 20-year loans up to a maximum of $250,000. The ambulance program provides loans of up to $100,000 that can be repaid over 10 years.

Finance authority Executive Director John Filan says more than $11 million has been loaned out in the past to help nearly 100 departments buy fire trucks.

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