Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Two West Michigan Fire Departments to Buy New VehiclesWednesday, July 09, 2014
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Pavilion Township and Alpine Township Fire Departments to acquire new vehicles. The grants come through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
Senator Stabenow said, "Across West Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous service to communities like Pavilion and Alpine townships. This grant makes sure they have the resources they need to perform their duties safely and protect the public."
Senator Levin said, "Firefighters stand ready every day to respond to fires and other emergencies. These grants to purchase new vehicles will help Pavilion Township and Alpine Township in their vital mission of protecting lives and property in their communities."
The Pavilion Township Fire Department will receive $209,000 and the Alpine Township Fire Department will receive $223,250.
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.