Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $100,000 in Support for Saginaw, Bay and Midland County Fire Departments

Friday, August 27, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Buena Vista Charter Township Fire Department will receive $66,667 and the Bay City Fire Department will receive $41,318 in federal funding to improve operations and safety for firefighters and personnel. Jerome Township Hall will receive $6,800 for fire prevention and safety. These federal funds come from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and Fire Prevention and Safety Grant (FP&S) Program.


“Our firefighters in Saginaw, Bay and Midland counties 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 Michigan risk their lives every day to keep our communities safe,” said Senator Peters, Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “These grants will help ensure first responders in Saginaw, Bay and Midland counties have additional resources to continue safely and effectively protecting their communities.”


Eligible fire departments and Emergency Medical Services organizations in Michigan and across the country can apply for Assistance to Firefighters Grants. These competitive grants help first responders purchase the equipment and obtain the training needed to handle fire-related hazards. More information about the grant can be found at