Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Wayne-Westland and Mount Clemens Fire DepartmentsWednesday, August 13, 2014
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Wayne-Westland Fire Department and Mount Clemens Fire Department for operations and safety. These grants come through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Fire Prevention and Safety Program.
"Today's announcement is great news for the Wayne-Westland Fire Department, Mount Clemens Fire Department, and families in Southeast Michigan," said Stabenow. "Our first responders risk their lives to keep our families safe, and they rely on these resources to do their jobs safely."
"This federal support will help ensure that emergency first responders from the Wayne-Westland and Mount Clemens fire departments are prepared for their life-saving duties," said Levin.
The Wayne-Westland Fire Department will receive $56,250 and the Mount Clemens Fire Department will receive $97,470 to improve operations and safety.
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.