PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD)– The Peoria Fire Department will soon be working with insurance companies to help offset the cost of fire damages.

On Tuesday, the Peoria City Council voted unanimously to create this program.

In 2019, the fire department explored the possibility of fire recovery.

Last year the department received the Safer Grant and the concept was revisited.

The goal is for no taxpayers to receive a bill.