Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud Support for City of Flint Fire Department

Thursday, May 25, 2017

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters applauded $267,069 for the City of Flint Fire Department to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

“Our firefighters in Flint 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.”

“Flint's firefighters put themselves in harm's way to help protect their community, and we should do everything we can to keep them safe in the line of duty,” said Senator Peters. “This grant will help ensure that firefighters and first responders in Flint get the tools and training they need to stay safe while on the job.”

“With the completion of the Fire Training Academy, the timing of this award is perfect,” said Flint Fire Chief Raymond Barton. “This safety equipment is much needed and will help adequately outfit our fire fighters and allow us to open Station 8 on Atherton Rd. fully staffed and equipped. We appreciate Senators Stabenow and Peters, Congressman Kildee as well as our Mayor and State Representative for their support.”

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