Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Support for Northern Michigan Fire Departments

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that Mason County Rural Fire Authority and Denton Township Fire Departments will receive $340,243 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to improve operations and safety. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.


Mason County Rural Fire Authority will receive $247,100 to purchase new turn out gear. Denton Township will receive $93,143 to purchase cardiac equipment.


“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 equipment they need to do their jobs more safely and effectively.”


“Firefighters are on the frontlines when emergencies strike,” said Senator Peters, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “This federal support will help enable the Mason County Fire Authority and Denton Township Fire Departments to purchase the gear and equipment our first responders need to effectively protect the communities they serve.”


More information about these grants can be found at: