Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Kentwood Fire Department

Thursday, September 17, 2015

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $114,949 for the Kentwood Fire Department in Kent County 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 Kentwood Fire Department safely protect their community."

"First responders are on the front lines when emergencies strike in their communities, and it is important they have the resources needed to protect themselves," Senator Peters said. "With these funds, firefighters in Kentwood can be better equipped to make their neighborhood a safer place to live."

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