Stabenow, Levin Announce Grants for Romulus and Plymouth Fire Departments to Hire FirefightersWednesday, January 08, 2014
Michigan Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced two federal grants to help Romulus Fire Department and Plymouth Community Fire Department hire more firefighters. The fire departments in Romulus and Plymouth will receive $729,465 and $1,331,694 respectively from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security.
"Across Michigan, our firefighters provide critical, courageous service to communities like Romulus and Plymouth," said Stabenow. "This grant will help the Romulus and Plymouth Fire Departments hire more first responders to protect the public."
"It is vital that we maintain the fire protection and emergency medical services our citizens need," Levin said. "These grants to the fire departments in Romulus and Plymouth will help them hire more first responders to protect their communities when an emergency strikes."
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 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program, a competitive grant process to help ensure that fire departments nationwide have the frontline firefighters they need to protect their communities.