Stabenow, Peters Announce Assistance for City of Auburn Hills Fire Department

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that City of Auburn Hills Fire Department will receive a $1,204,280 grant to support the recruitment and hiring of firefighters. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program.

"Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These resources will help the Auburn Hills Fire Department make sure there is always someone there to answer the call in an emergency."

“An emergency situation can arise at any time, so we must ensure that we have trained first responders on the job and ready to go,” said Senator Peters. “This funding will help the Auburn Hills Fire Department remain well-staffed and prepared to keep our families and businesses safe from harm.”

The SAFER program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Management Agency (FEMA) and works to strengthen communities’ ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards and improve the nation’s overall level of preparedness, including maintaining 24-hour staffing. These awards go directly to fire departments and volunteer support groups to expand the number of firefighters available for emergency response.