Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Two Southeast Michigan Fire Departments to Improve Operations and SafetyWednesday, June 18, 2014
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the City of Dearborn and the City of Roseville fire departments to improve operations and safety. The grants come through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
Senator Stabenow said, "Across Southeast Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous service to communities like Dearborn and Roseville. This grant makes sure they have the resources they need to perform their duties safely and protect the public."
Senator Levin said, "This important federal funding will help ensure that first-responders in Roseville and Dearborn have the training and equipment they need to keep their communities safe."
The City of Dearborn will receive $414,936 and the Roseville Fire Department will receive $22,479.
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.