Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Dearborn Fire Department

Friday, August 18, 2017

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the Dearborn Fire Department will receive $1,795,092 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program to help hire 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 the Dearborn Fire Department make sure there is always someone there to answer the call in an emergency."


“When emergency strikes, firefighters are on the scene to keep families and businesses safe,” said Senator Peters. “I’m pleased to announce this support for the Dearborn Fire Department, which will help them hire additional staff to keep the community safe.”


The SAFER Program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The purpose of the program is to ensure that fire departments nationwide are fully staffed and equipped to strengthen the Nation’s overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and related hazards.