Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Luzerne Volunteer Fire DepartmentWednesday, August 20, 2014
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Luzerne Volunteer Fire Department to improve operations and safety. This $158,033 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
"Today's announcement is great news for the Luzerne Volunteer Fire Department and families in Oscoda 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."
"Firefighters and emergency medical personnel stand ready every day to respond to fires and other emergencies," said Levin. "This funding will help the Luzerne Volunteer Fire Department to carry out its vital mission of protecting lives and property in the community."
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.