Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $700,000 in Support for the Farmington Hills Fire DepartmentTuesday, July 31, 2018
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Farmington Hills Fire Department will receive $708,521 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program to hire four firefighters for a three year period. This funding will support the hiring and retention of firefighters and volunteer firefighters and allow the Farmington Hills Fire Department to be fully staffed at all hours.
"Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These resources will help the Farmington Hills Fire Department make sure there is always someone there to answer the call in an emergency."
“When emergencies arise, firefighters help their neighbors in need,” said Senator Peters. “This funding will help ensure the Farmington Hills Fire Department has the necessary resources to properly serve the community.”
“This funding enables our fire department to add staff for our 24/7 fire and EMS coverage, which is crucial for the safety of our community,” said Jon Unruh, Chief of the Farmington Hills Fire Department. “We appreciate the partnership and support from Senators Stabenow and Peters to help us continue to protect Farmington Hills.”
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 ensure that 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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