Mt. Sterling, IL – Two federal grants will help Brown County firefighters and ambulance personnel. Fire Chief Brian Gallaher says $114,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will replace or update the breathing apparatus for the county's fire protection district. He says some new masks will be purchased, while others will be updated to meet current standards. Gallaher says the second grant, for $110,000, will purchase a new ambulance for the Brown County Ambulance Service. It will replace a van-type ambulance with more than 200,000 miles on it. Gallaher says the new vehicle will provide more room for patients and for medical equipment that can be used at an accident scene.