Stabenow, Peters Announce Assistance for Wayne Fire Department

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded $994,848 in assistance for the Wayne Fire Department to support the recruitment and retention 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 Wayne Fire Department make sure there is always someone there to answer the call in an emergency."

“When an emergency situation arises, it is imperative that we have enough first responders on the job to protect our families and communities,” said Senator Peters. “This funding will help the Wayne Fire Department be fully staffed and prepared in case of an emergency and ensure the safety of the community and their firefighters.”

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.