Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $129,000 in Federal Support for Lee Township Fire DepartmentWednesday, March 01, 2023
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that Lee Township will receive a $129,545 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. The Lee Township Fire Department will use the funding to purchase 10 new self-contained breathing apparatuses.
“Our firefighters 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.”
“It’s critical that fire departments have the federal support they need to keep their equipment up-to-date to protect our firefighters and the communities they serve,” said Senator Peters, who serves as Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and has introduced legislation to extend this grant program. “I’m proud to have helped secure this funding for Lee Township to replace aging equipment so their first responders can continue to do their jobs safely and effectively.”
“When we respond to an emergency, we need to know that our equipment is up-to-date. This funding is coming at a very good time, because it will allow our department to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA) to replace our current SCBA that will be deemed obsolete soon,” said Daryl Amrozowicz, Lee Township Fire Chief. “I want to thank Senators Peters and Stabenow for their support.”
More information about these grants can be found at: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters.
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