Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Boyne City AmbulanceWednesday, July 09, 2014
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for Boyne City Ambulance to acquire a new vehicle. The $139,650 grant comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
Senator Stabenow said, "Across Michigan, our firefighters and EMTs provide courageous service to communities like Boyne City. This grant makes sure they have the resources they need to perform their duties safely and protect the public."
Senator Levin said, "Firefighters and paramedics stand ready every day to respond to fires and other emergencies. This grant will help the EMS Department of Boyne City purchase a new vehicle and support them in their vital mission of protecting lives in their community."
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program is a 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.