Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce $1.5 Million Regional Grant for Highland Park Fire DepartmentWednesday, September 24, 2014
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced a $1,568,160 regional grant for the Highland Park Fire Department to improve operations and safety. This support, which comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will help train firefighters in Wayne County.
"Today's announcement is great news for the Highland Park Fire Department and families in Wayne County," said Stabenow. "Our first responders risk their lives to keep our families safe, and they rely on these resources to do their jobs safely."
"Last September, Highland Park Fire Department dedicated their brand new fire station built with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act," Levin said. "With this federal grant from FEMA, Highland Park firefighters will have even more resources to help support them in their difficult and dangerous work."
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These competitive grants will help fund professional training programs, update equipment and facilities, and provide new supplies to help first-responders handle hazards efficiently and effectively. More information about the grant can be found at http://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program.