Dryden Township Fire Department Receives Support to Hire Firefighters

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced that Dryden Township Fire Department will receive support to hire additional firefighters.

"Across Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous services to communities like Dryden Township," said Stabenow. "This grant helps make sure they have the resources they need to hire more firefighters to protect the public."

"Firefighters stand ready every day to respond to fires and other emergencies," Levin said. "This grant will help provide Dryden Township Fire Department with the support they need to protect lives and property in their community."

The fire department will receive $43,562 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program allows fire departments across the country to compete for federal grant money in several categories. The award announced today is from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program, a competitive grant process to help ensure that fire departments nationwide have the frontline firefighters they need to maintain 24-hour staffing.