Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Otsego County Fire Department to Improve Operations and Safety

Thursday, June 12, 2014

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Otsego County Fire Department to improve operations and safety. The $233,890 grant comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

Senator Stabenow said, "Across Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous service to communities like Gaylord. This grant makes sure they have the resources they need to perform their duties safely and protect the public."

Senator Levin said, "Every day, firefighters and EMTs in Otsego County stand ready to respond to emergency calls across the county. This grant will provide needed assistance to the Otsego County Fire Department as they work to protect lives and property 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