Three Southeast Michigan Fire Departments Recieve Support to Hire Firefighters

Thursday, February 13, 2014

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for three Southeast Michigan fire departments to hire firefighters. The support comes through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security.

"Our firefighters provide critical, courageous service to communities across Southeast Michigan," said Stabenow. "This grant will help the Ann Arbor Charter Township, Huron Township, and White Lake Township Fire Departments hire more first responders to protect the public."

"It is vital that we maintain the fire protection and emergency medical services our citizens need," Levin said. "These grants to the fire departments in Ann Arbor, Huron Township and White Lake Township will help them recruit and hire more first responders to protect their communities when an emergency strikes."

The Ann Arbor Charter Township Fire Department will receive $427,419, the Huron Township Fire Department will receive $256,056, and the White Lake Township Fire Department will receive $418,787.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program allows fire departments across the country to compete for federal grant money in several categories. The award announced today is from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program, a competitive grant process to help ensure that fire departments nationwide have the frontline firefighters they need to protect their communities.