Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $132,000 in Federal Support for Meridian Township Fire Department

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, MI – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Charter Township of Meridian will receive a $132,327 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 – and will allow Meridian Township to provide paramedic training to two additional personnel, helping to address a local staffing shortage of paramedics.


"Our paramedics put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow.  “These new resources will provide critical training for our first responders to help them better serve the public and do their jobs more safely and effectively.”


“It is critical we ensure our firefighters and first responders have access to the training necessary to continue doing their jobs safely and effectively,” said Senator Peters, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “I’m proud to welcome this federal support for Meridian Township to train additional first responders to be paramedics and address the needs of their community.”


More information about these grants can be found at: