Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for the City of Saginaw Fire Department to Improve Operations and SafetyWednesday, June 18, 2014
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the City of Saginaw Fire Department to improve operations and safety. The $64,026 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 Saginaw. This grant makes sure they have the resources they need to perform their duties safely and protect the public."
Senator Levin said, "This federal assistance will help ensure that the firefighters who protect Saginaw will have the support they need to carry out their vital responsibilities."
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.