Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support to Enhance Battle Creek Fire Departments Operations and SafetyThursday, April 17, 2014
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Battle Creek Fire Department. The grant comes through 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 Battle Creek. This support makes sure they have the resources they need to perform their duties safely and protect the public."
Senator Levin said, "Battle Creek firefighters stand ready to protect lives and property in their community 24/7. This grant will support the firefighters and EMS personnel of Battle Creek Fire Department and help them in their vital mission of keeping their community safe."
The department will receive a $74,648 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters grant program.
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 http://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program.