Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $400,000 in Support for Madison Township Fire DepartmentFriday, August 18, 2017
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Madison Township Fire Department will receive $411,654 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program to help hire three new full-time firefighters.
"Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These resources will help Madison Township Fire Department make sure there is always someone there to answer the call in an emergency."
“Firefighters play a crucial role in protecting families, communities and businesses during emergencies,” said Senator Peters. “This funding will ensure that the Madison Township Fire Department can hire additional staff so they are prepared when emergency strikes.”
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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