Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud over $863,000 for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded over $863,000 for fire departments in Eastpointe, Fraser, Canton, Harrison Township, Ann Arbor, and Davisburg to purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

Eastpointe Fire and Rescue has been awarded a $127,137 grant.  The City of Fraser has been awarded an $84,014 grant.  The Charter Township of Canton has been awarded a $256,182 grant.  The Harrison Township Fire Department has been awarded a $136,910 grant.  The Springfield Township Fire Department has been awarded a $71,429 grant.  The Ann Arbor Township Fire Department has been awarded an $187,941 regional grant that will be used to support the following departments: Ypsilanti Township Fire, Ypsilanti City Fire, Van Buren Township Fire, Superior Township Fire, Salem Township Fire, Manchester Township Fire, Chelsea Area Fire, Belleville City Fire, Sumpter Township Fire, Augusta Township Fire and Ann Arbor Charter Township Fire Department.

“Our firefighters and first responders in Southeast 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.”

“I am pleased that these Southeast Michigan fire departments will receive financial support to equip first responders with the tools needed to keep our communities safe from harm,” said Senator Peters. “This grant is another important step towards ensuring our neighborhoods are safe and protected for the families that call Southeast Michigan home.”

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