Stabenow, Peters Announce $732,454 in Federal Support for Huron County Fire DepartmentsThursday, August 25, 2022
BAD AXE, MI – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will award Huron County Fire Departments $732,454 to replace existing self-containing breathing apparatuses (SCBA) style air packs — important rescue equipment. Bad Axe, Harbor Beach, Port Austin, Caseville, Sigel Township, Bingham Township, and Sherman Township Fire Departments will receive this equipment. This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.
"Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. “These new resources will provide critical training for our first responders to help them better serve the public and do their jobs more safely and effectively.”
“It is critical that firefighters and first responders have the adequate training, medical support, and up-to-date equipment to continue doing their jobs safely and effectively,” said Senator Peters, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “These grants will ensure that fire departments and emergency responders in Bad Axe have the resources necessary to protect the first responders and those they serve in their communities.”
More information about these grants can be found at: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters.
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