Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Over $2.3 Million for West Michigan Fire Departments

Tuesday, September 05, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that several West Michigan fire departments will receive a total of $2,355,294 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Fire Prevention and Safety Grant programs.

“Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities,” said Senator Stabenow. “These new resources will help keep the public safe and give our first responders the training and equipment they need to do their jobs more safely and effectively.”

“Firefighters play an essential role in our communities and work tirelessly to protect Michiganders’ lives and property,” said Senator Peters. “This funding will ensure that fire departments have the federal resources they need to keep our communities safe and to do their jobs safely and effectively.”

  • Charter Township of Comstock will receive $641,020 for EMT training, fire alarms, and carbon monoxide detectors for the fire stations.
  • City of Muskegon will receive $70,227 to purchase a breathing air compressor and fill station to fill their self-contained breathing apparatuses.
  • Newton Township of Calhoun County will receive $22,145 to purchase a washer and dryer to clean turnout gear
  • City of Portage will receive $33,473 to give staff advanced EMT training. 
  • City of Battle Creek will receive $85,490 to purchase smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and devices to alert the deaf and hearing impaired of fires.
  • Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department will receive $669,118 to help several fire departments in the area purchase air packets.
  • Chikaming Township will receive $495,829 to help Chikaming Township, New Buffalo, and Three Oaks Fire Departments purchase new self-contained breathing apparatuses.
  • Cooper Charter Township will receive $144,267 to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatuses.
  • Lakeview District Fire Department will receive $124,632 to purchase a breathing air compressor for their self-contained breathing apparatuses and equipment to wash firefighter gear.
  • Lincoln Township will receive $91,238 to improve operations and safety

More information about these grants can be found at: