Walkerville Area Fire & Rescue Receives Support

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced that Walkerville Area Fire & Rescue will receive federal support to recruit and retain emergency personnel.

"Across Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous service to communities like Walkerville," said Stabenow. "This grant will help the Walkerville Area Fire & Rescue department recruit and retain first responders to protect the public."

"Firefighters stand ready every day to respond to fires and other emergencies," Levin said. "This grant will help Walkerville Fire & Rescue recruit and hire more first responders so they can meet their responsibility of protecting lives and property in their community."

The fire department will receive $159,899 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security.

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 maintain 24-hour staffing.