Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Constantine Fire Department
Michigan Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today welcomed the announcement of a federal grant to help the Constantine Fire Department improve its operations and boost safety for emergency personnel and the public.
The department will receive an $84,512 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters grant program.
Senator Stabenow said, "Our firefighters provide critical, courageous service to communities across Michigan. This grant provides the resources they need to perform their duties safely and protect the public."
"If we want to depend on our first responders to be there when emergency strikes, they must be able to depend on us for the support they need," Levin said. "This grant will provide that support, and help keep Michiganians safe."
The Assistance to Firefighters program allows fire departments to compete for federal grant money in several categories. The Constantine award announced today is for operations and safety improvements, and can fund items such as professional training, wellness and fitness program equipment, personal protective gear for firefighters, facilities improvements and supplies.