Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $780,000 in Support for Mid-Michigan Fire Departments

Friday, May 26, 2017

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced $786,887 for fire departments in Mid-Michigan to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

The Dewitt Township Fire Department has been awarded a $674,910 regional grant to be used throughout Clinton County. The Somerset Township Fire Department has been awarded a $60,667 grant. The Benton Township Fire Department has been awarded a $13,810 grant. The Jackson Fire Department has been awarded a $37,500 grant.

“Our firefighters and first responders in Mid-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.”

“Mid-Michigan’s firefighters put themselves in harm's way to help protect their community, and we should do everything we can to keep them safe in the line of duty,” said Senator Peters. “These grants will help ensure that firefighters and first responders across Mid-Michigan get the tools and training they need to stay safe while on the job.”

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