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Lee Township Fire Department receives more than $129,000 in federal funds

Lee Township will receive a $129,545 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to purchase 10 new self-contained breathing apparatuses.  

“It’s critical that fire departments have the federal support they need to keep their equipment up-to-date to protect our firefighters and the communities they serve,” said U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, who is chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and has introduced legislation to extend this grant program.

This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. Lee Township Fire Chief Daryl Amrozowicz thanked Peters and Sen. Debbie Stabenow for their support.

“When we respond to an emergency, we need to know that our equipment is up-to-date. This funding is coming at a very good time, because it will allow our department to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA) to replace our current SCBA that will be deemed obsolete soon,” Amrozowicz said.