Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Fire Prevention Grant for the Michigan Public Health Institute

Thursday, August 27, 2015

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced support for the Michigan Public Health Institute in Okemos to help increase public safety through fire prevention and preparedness. This $486,415 grant comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety program.

"Fires continue to threaten the safety of families in communities across Michigan," said Senator Stabenow. "Prevention is key and this initiative will help save lives and the treasured possessions of so many families."

"Fire safety and prevention awareness is essential to making our communities safer places to live and work," Senator Peters said. "I applaud this funding, which will help the Michigan Public Health Institute promote public safety across our state and keep families out of harm's way."

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These competitive grants will help enhance public safety through activities such as fire prevention education and awareness. More information about the grant can be found at