Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Superior Township Fire Department to Buy New VehicleFriday, July 29, 2016
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Superior Township Fire Department will receive $840,910 to purchase a new vehicle. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.
“Our firefighters in Superior Township put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes,” said Senator Stabenow. “This new firetruck will help make sure there is always someone there to quickly respond in an emergency.”
“The brave men and women at the Superior Township Fire Department risk their lives to keep their community safe,” said Senator Peters. “I am pleased that these funds will help ensure they have the right tools to safely respond in emergency situations.”
“The FEMA Assistance to Fire Fighter Grant will be used to purchase a new Ladder Truck,” said Victor Chevrette, Fire Chief of the Superior Township Fire Department. “This new Ladder Truck will also be used to respond as required under the Regional Mutual Aid Pac with the City of Ypsilanti, Charter Township of Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor Township. This much needed truck will provide emergency response and will help better protect the citizens and property. I would like to thank Senator Stabenow and Senator Peters and the taxpayers for supporting this much needed grant.”
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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