Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $773,000 in Support for Dearborn Fire DepartmentFriday, June 30, 2017
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $773,637 for the Dearborn Fire Department to help purchase personal protection gear and provide for training and vehicle maintenance. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.
“Our firefighters in Dearborn put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes,” said Senator Stabenow. “Thanks to these new resources, these brave men and women will have the equipment they need to help them do their jobs more safely and effectively.”
“Dearborn depends on their local firefighters to protect their homes, their livelihoods and their families,” said Senator Peters. “These new resources will help the Dearborn Fire Departments perform critical vehicle maintenance that will help the department to better serve the community.”
Eligible fire departments and Emergency Medical Services organizations in Michigan and across the country can apply for Assistance to Firefighters Grants. These competitive grants help first responders purchase the equipment and obtain the training needed to handle fire-related hazards. More information about the grant can be found at http://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program.
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