Stabenow, Peters Announce Assistance for Fire Departments in Cities of Inkster & Wayne

Friday, August 03, 2018

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Inkster Fire Department and the Wayne Fire Department have been awarded assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Program. The Inkster Fire Department will receive $301,771 for vehicle equipment, including an ambulance, an advanced life support heart monitor, a power lift stretcher and operations and safety support. The Wayne Fire Department will receive $214,287 for vehicle equipment replacement, including a quintuple combination pumper that serves as both a fire engine and ladder truck, and a self-contained breathing apparatus.


"Our firefighters in Inkster and Wayne put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will help keep the public safe and give our first responders the equipment they need to do their jobs more safely and effectively.”


“Firefighters in Inkster and Wayne work hard to ensure that their communities are safe places to live and work,” said Senator Peters. “This funding ensures these brave and women have the equipment they need to do their jobs more effectively.”

Eligible fire departments and Emergency Medical organizations throughout Michigan and across the nation can apply for Assistance to Firefighters Grants. These competitive grants allow first responders to purchase the equipment and get the necessary training to handle fire-related hazards. Further information about the AFG can be found at