Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $100,000 of Support for Armada Township Fire DepartmentThursday, August 17, 2017
U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced Armada Township Fire Department will receive $104,762 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program to purchase a new quick attack/brush truck, a firefighting vehicle that can operate in a range of environments. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.
“It is critical that our firefighters and first responders have the tools they need to stay safe while they work to protect our communities,” Senator Peters said. “These new resources will help the Armada Township Fire Department purchase a new truck so they can better respond to emergency situations.”
“Our firefighters in Armada Township put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes,” said Senator Stabenow. “Thanks to this new vehicle, these brave men and women will have the equipment they need to help them do their jobs more safely and effectively.”
The Assistance to Firefighters Grants program has positively affected public safety by providing nearly $7.3 billion since 2001 for infrared cameras, personal protective gear, hazmat detection devices, improved breathing apparatuses, and interoperable communications systems. This equipment is critical to ensuring the safety of firefighters as they respond to emergencies and protect our communities.
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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