Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $7 Million in Support for Redford Township and Westland Area Fire Departments

Monday, September 25, 2023

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced $7,151,847 for Redford Township and the Westland Public Service Department. Redford Township will receive $1,441,980 to purchase new S.E.V.A. breathing tanks for seven local fire departments. The Westland Public Service Department will receive $5,709,867 to put more EMS and fire units in service. This funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs.

“Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities,” said Senator Stabenow. “These new resources will help keep the public safe and give our first responders the equipment and staff they need to do their jobs more safely and effectively.”

“Our communities are best protected when fire departments have the right tools and personnel,” said Senator Peters. “This funding will put more first responders in our communities and provide them with equipment to safely respond to emergencies.”

“Public Safety is a top priority and we are very fortunate to be awarded with this very competitive grant,” said Westland Mayor Michael P. Londeau.  “I am committed to providing our Fire Department with the resources and manpower they require to adequately protect our community. Communities across the country are experiencing public safety shortages and this grant will allow us to recruit 15 new firefighters. I express my deepest gratitude to Senator Stabenow and Senator Peters for their diligence in securing these federal funds.”

More information about these grant programs can be found here.