Stabenow, Peters Announce More than $4 Million for Taylor and Springfield Township Fire DepartmentsThursday, August 27, 2015
Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced more than $4.4 million to help the Taylor Fire Department and Springfield Township Fire Department in Southeast Michigan recruit and hire more firefighters. This support comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant 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 Taylor and Springfield Township Fire Departments make sure there is always someone there to answer the call in an emergency."
"First responders are on the frontlines protecting our communities when emergencies strike," Senator Peters said. "I applaud this funding, which will help ensure fire departments in Springfield Township and Taylor are adequately staffed and prepared to respond to emergencies."
Taylor Fire Department in Wayne County will receive $4,303,500. Springfield Township Fire Department in Oakland County will receive $152,344.
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. More information about the grant can be found at http://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program
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