Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Michigan Fire DepartmentsWednesday, June 01, 2016
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced almost $2.3 million for Michigan Fire Departments to purchase equipment and a new vehicle. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.
“Our firefighters in 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.”
“First responders play a central role in keeping our communities safe when disaster strikes,” said Senator Peters. “Today’s announcement will help ensure that fire departments in Michigan have the resources needed to respond effectively to emergencies.”
The Van Buren Township Fire Department will receive $1.4 million on behalf of 11 Washtenaw and Wayne County fire departments. The Roseville Fire Department will receive an award for $477,781. The Hamtramck Fire Department will receive an award for $5,410. The Bay City Fire Department will receive an award for $379,228. The Saginaw Fire Department will receive an award for $58,182. The Flushing Fire Department will receive an award for $21,977.
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 http://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program.
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