Stabenow, Levin Announce Grant for Kingston Fire DepartmentWednesday, July 02, 2014
Kingston 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. The department will receive $106,400 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
"Across Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous service to communities like Kingston," Stabenow said. "This grant will help make sure they have the resources they need to perform their duties safely and protect the public."
"Every day, first responders in Kingston stand ready to protect lives and property in their community," Levin said. "This grant will help support them in in their difficult and dangerous work."
The Assistance to Firefighters Program allows local fire agencies to compete for grants to buy new emergency vehicles or to 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.