Ypsilanti City Fire Department Receives Support to Hire Firefighters

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced a federal grant to help Ypsilanti City Fire Department hire more firefighters. The fire department will receive $800,505 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security.

"Across Michigan, our firefighters provide critical, courageous service to communities like Ypsilanti," said Stabenow. "This grant will help the Ypsilanti Fire Department hire more first responders to protect the public."

"Firefighters stand ready every day to respond to fires and other emergencies," Levin said. "This grant will help Ypsilanti City Fire Department hire more first responders so they can continue their vital mission of protecting lives and property in their community."

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.