Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Support for West Michigan Fire DepartmentsTuesday, September 13, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that Grand Haven, Spring Lake Township, Cannon Township, and Charter Township of Comstock Fire Departments will receive $683,076 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.
Grand Haven will receive $362,545 to purchase self-contained breathing apparatuses for fire departments in the area. Spring Lake Township will receive $173,095 for training to have part of their team move from Basic Life Support Non-Transport EMT to Advance Life Support Non-Transport EMT. Cannon Township will receive $30,114 to purchase wild land and rescue turn-out gear. Charter Township of Comstock will receive $117,321 for training or new medical 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 and training 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 fire departments across West Michigan 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: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters.
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