Illinois Hopes To Boost Volunteer Firefighter Force With New Tax Credit

 It’s two weeks until taxes are due.

While that may not be an exciting story, here’s a more fiery one: the Illinois Department of Revenue is offering free money to volunteer firefighters.

During a recent interview, Glen Ellyn volunteer firefighter Patrick Ryan was interrupted — as a fire truck left for a call as he was speaking to CBS 2. The firefighters are used to the unexpected. Requests for help come in at all hours. “Some days, I have literally gotten up from the dinner table,” he said.

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