The Flossmoor Fire Department was awarded a $222,345 federal grant to purchase updated emergency breathing equipment that will make firefighters safer when entering burning buildings. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant was announced by Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill. The grant program will help strengthen the nation’s overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and related hazards. The federal investment will allow Flossmoor to purchase state-of-the-art air packs that will replace the department’s nearly two-decades-old breathing equipment, considered obsolete by federal requirements. “I’d . . .