The Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) has received a grant for $100,000 from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. Funds through the grant, will support the Illinois Fire Service Institute’s Basic Firefighter/NFPA Firefighter I Academy and Leadership Development and Decision Making Programs. With increasing student enrollment numbers, both programs plan to purchase additional equipment and offset tuition costs for first responders.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to organizations, such as the Illinois Fire Service Institute, which support and advance public safety programs and technology & engineering education initiatives. This year, programs that served underrepresented populations, including females, people with disabilities and veterans were prioritized.
IFSI Director, Colonel Royal P. Mortenson, states, “This Motorola Solutions Foundation grant directly contributes to the success of Illinois firefighters and the safety of Illinois communities. I am proud of, and grateful for, the long-standing IFSI-Motorola partnership.”
For additional information on the Illinois Fire Service Institute, please visit www.fsi.illinois.edu and for more information on the Motorola Solutions Foundation grants program, please visit motorolasolutions.com/foundation.