Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $116,000 in Support of the Lyon Township Fire Department

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $116,191 for the Lyon Township Fire Department to purchase an exhaust removal system. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.


"Our firefighters in Lyon Township 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.”


“First responders stand ready at a moment’s notice to respond when emergencies strike, and it is critical they have the tools to be prepared,” said Senator Peters. “I am pleased to announce this support, which will help the Lyon Township Fire Department keep their community as a safe place to live, work and raise a family.”


“We are excited to receive support for the addition of an exhaust removal system for our two fire stations," said Ken Van Sparrentak, Chief of the Lyon Township Fire Department. “This funding will help us keep our firefighters, first-responders and all of the Lyon Township community safe and healthy by removing dangerous toxic fumes linked to cancer.”


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