Stabenow, Levin Announce Grant for Gaines Township Fire DepartmentWednesday, August 06, 2014
The Gaines Township Fire Department will receive a federal grant to help improve their operations and boost safety in their community, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today.
Gaines Township Fire Department will receive $66,491 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
"Today's announcement is great news for Gaines Township Fire Department and families in Genesee County," Stabenow said. "Our first responders risk their lives to keep our families safe, and they rely on these resources to do their jobs safely."
"Firefighters and emergency medical personnel stand ready every day to respond to fires and other emergencies," Levin said. "This grant will help Gaines Township Fire Department carry out its vital mission of protecting lives and property in their community."
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program allows fire departments across the country to compete for federal grant money in several categories. The award announced today is from the Operations and Safety program, which helps local fire departments improve operations and safety by providing firefighter training or personal protective equipment, modifying existing facilities or buying supplies. Applications are evaluated in a competitive process by a panel of peers from fire and EMS organizations.
More information on the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program can be found at www.fema.gov/firegrants.