Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Support for Southeast Michigan Fire DepartmentsThursday, September 01, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that Southgate and Mount Clemens Fire Departments will receive $450,023 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to improve operations and safety and hire more staff. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs.
Southgate will receive $419,318 to purchase new personal protective equipment for Allen Park, Lincoln Park, Wyandotte, Trenton, and Southgate Fire Departments. Mount Clemens will receive $30,705 to purchase extraction 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 risk their lives every day to keep our communities safe,” said Senator Peters, Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “This grant will help ensure first responders have additional resources to continue safely and effectively protecting their communities.”
More information about these grants can be found at: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters.
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