Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $100,000 in Support of the Redford Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $137,991 for the Redford Township Fire Department to purchase three new hydraulic stretchers and power loading systems. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

“Firefighters and first responders stand ready to act at a moment’s notice to keep our communities safe when disaster strikes,” said Senator Peters. “This funding will ensure that the men and women of Redford Township Fire Department are better equipped to do their jobs safely and efficiently.”

"Our firefighters in Redford Township put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will help keep the public safe and give our first responders the equipment they need to do their jobs more safely and effectively.”

“This grant will be used to purchase 3 new hydraulic stretchers and power loading systems for our rescue trucks. These new stretchers will help with patient safety and reduce the risk of lifting injuries to our firefighters,” said Scott Demoff, Chief of the Redford Township Fire Department. “These resources will help us to continue to provide the best service possible to our residents and surrounding communities.”

Eligible fire departments and Emergency Medical Services organizations in Michigan and across the country can apply for Assistance to Firefighters Grants. These competitive grants help first responders purchase the equipment and obtain the training needed to handle fire-related hazards. More information about the grant can be found at http://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program.