Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $1.5 Million in Support for Kalamazoo Department of Public SafetyFriday, August 18, 2017
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety will receive $1,547,983 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program to hire twelve new full-time public safety officers.
"Our public safety officers put their lives on the line every day to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These resources will help Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety make sure there is always someone there to answer the call in an emergency."
“Communities depend on public safety officers for critical emergency response and public safety services,” said Senator Peters. “I am pleased to announce this funding for the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, which will support additional staff to keep help better serve the community.”
Eligible fire departments in Michigan and across the country can apply for Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grants. These competitive grants provide money to guarantee departments are appropriately staffed with qualified professional and volunteer firefighters. More information about the grant can be found at http://www.fema.gov/staffing-adequate-fire-emergency-response-grants.
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