Senators Stabenow, Levin announce federal support for Waterford Regional Fire Department

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Waterford Regional Fire Department will receive a $170,100 federal grant to boost operations and safety, Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced.

"Our firefighters provide critical services to communities across Michigan," Stabenow said. "This support will help make sure that the Waterford Fire Department has the resources it needs to protect the public."

"Our emergency first responders put their lives on the line every day for us, so they deserve our full support, and this federal assistance will help Waterford's firefighters serve their community," Levin said.

The competitive grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants. The grant program is designed to help local emergency agencies obtain firefighting equipment, pay for training, modify facilities or for other purposes to increase firefighting capacity.