Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Oronoko Township Fire Department

Thursday, July 23, 2015

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $29,406 for the Berrien Springs/Oronoko Township Fire Department in Berrien County. This grant comes through 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 Oronoko Township Fire Department buy the equipment they need to safely protect their community."

"Our first responders work hard to protect our communities, and we need to ensure they have the right tools and training to do the job safely," Senator Peters said. "This assistance will help the Berrien Springs Oronoko Fire Department get additional safety equipment, supplies and training so they are prepared to respond in dangerous emergency situations and can continue to keep our communities safe."

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These competitive grants will 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