Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $141,000 in Support for Graafschap Fire Department

Friday, June 30, 2017

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $141,715 for the Graafschap Fire Department to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.


“Our firefighters in West Michigan 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.”


“Graafshap firefighters and first responders protect our communities in the event of an emergency, and it is essential they have the equipment they need to perform their jobs safely,” said Senator Peters. “I’m pleased to announce this funding that will ensure the Graafshap Fire Department can safely and efficiently serve the community.”


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