Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $127,000 in Support for Eastpointe Fire and Rescue

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced $127,137 for Eastpointe Fire and Rescue to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

“Our firefighters and first responders in Eastpointe put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes,” said Senator Stabenow. “Thanks to these new resources, these brave men and women will have the equipment they need to help them do their jobs more safely and effectively.”

“I am pleased that Eastpointe Fire and Rescue will receive financial support to equip first responders with the tools needed to keep our communities safe from harm,” said Senator Peters. “This grant is another important step towards ensuring our neighborhoods are safe and protected for the families that call Eastpointe home.”

Eligible fire departments and Emergency Medical Services organizations in Michigan and across the country can apply for Assistance to Firefighters Grants. These competitive grants help first responders purchase the equipment and obtain the training needed to handle fire-related hazards. More information about the grant can be found at