WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that Argentine Township will receive a $15,005 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program – and will help the township implement a program to promote fire safety and offer free smoke alarm installations to local residents.
“Firefighters are on the frontlines when emergencies strike,” said Senator Peters, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “This federal support will enable the Argentine Township Fire Department to offer free smoke alarm installations as well as critical fire safety resources to residents, and effectively protect the communities they serve.”
“Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities,” said Senator Stabenow. “These new programs will help keep the public safe and give our first responders what they need to do their jobs more safely and effectively.”
More information about these grants can be found at: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters.