Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $680,000 in Funding for Long Lake Township Fire-Rescue, Charlton Township Fire DepartmentFriday, September 03, 2021
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that Long Lake Township Fire-Rescue and the Charlton Township Fire Department will receive federal funding to improve operations and safety. Long Lake Township Fire-Rescue will receive $598,181 for self-containing breathing apparatuses and air supply equipment to provide assistance for communities across Grand Traverse County, and the Charlton Township Fire Department will receive $82,428. 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 Northern Michigan have the resources necessary to protect everyone in their communities.”
“This regional grant award will not only help our community – but will also be used to support fire departments in area communities; including Traverse City, Paradise Township, Whitewater Township, and Almira Township,” said Andrew Down, Fire Chief, Long Lake Township Fire-Rescue. “This is going to go a long way towards keeping area firefighters safe. We’re very excited to have received this grant and we 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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