Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Houghton Fire Department

Thursday, September 24, 2015

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $6,416 for the Houghton Fire Department to help improve its operations and boost safety in the community. This support comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters grant program.

"Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to keep our families, homes, and communities safe," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will help the Houghton Fire Department safely protect their community."

"It is crucial that Michigan's first responders have the equipment to protect themselves and our families when they are dealing with an emergency situation," Senator Peters said. "This funding will help ensure the Houghton Fire Department has the important resources it needs to safeguard their community."

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These competitive grants help fund professional training programs, update equipment and facilities, and provide new supplies to help first-responders handle hazards efficiently and effectively. More information about the grant can be found at