Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $800,000 in Support for Fire Departments Across Southeast MichiganTuesday, September 01, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $802,314 in support for Fire Departments across Southeast Michigan. The funds come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program, the Assistance to Firefighters Grant - COVID-19 Supplemental program, and the Fire Prevention and Safety Grant program.
The City of Dearborn Fire Department will receive $90,400 to purchase emergency response equipment, personal protective equipment, firefighting and emergency vehicles, and provide training.
The Charter Township of Canton Fire Department will receive $190,202 to purchase personal protective equipment and related supplies to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Rockwood Fire Department will receive $151,013 to purchase new equipment and provide training.
The City of New Baltimore Fire Department will receive $370,699 to purchase new vehicles to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public.
"Firefighters across Southeast Michigan put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will provide critical training and give our first responders the equipment they need to better serve the public and do their jobs safely and effectively.”
“Firefighters and first responders are on the front lines, ensuring our communities are safe when emergencies strike,” said Senator Peters. “These federal funds will help ensure first responders across Southeast Michigan have the resources and equipment needed to do their jobs safely and effectively.”
More information about these grants can be found at http://www.fema.gov/firegrants.
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