Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $209,000 in Funding for Wayland Area Ambulance Service, Comstock Township Fire DepartmentFriday, September 03, 2021
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that the Wayland Area Ambulance Service and Comstock Township Fire Department will receive federal funding to improve operations and safety. The Wayland Area Ambulance Service will receive $174,615 to replace outdated equipment, and the Comstock Township Fire Department will receive $34,870. This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.
“Our firefighters and first responders 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 is critical that firefighters and first responders have up-to-date equipment to continue doing their jobs safely and effectively,” said Senator Peters, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “These grants will ensure that fire departments and emergency responders in West Michigan have the resources necessary to protect everyone in their communities.”
“The Wayland Area Ambulance appreciates Senator Peters and Senator Stabenow for their support,” said Wayland Area Ambulance Service General Manager Robert Hess. “Our first responders work each and every day to improve safety in our community – and this grant will allow us to make important upgrades to our equipment and further our abilities to serve residents.”
More information about these grants can be found at: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters
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