Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $1.1 Million in Support for West Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators  Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $1,159,525 for fire departments in West Michigan to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

The Bronson Fire Department will receive a $218,264 grant. The Burlington Township Fire Department will receive an $80,917 grant. The Charter Township Department of Comstock Fire & Rescue will receive an $860,344 regional grant.

 “Firefighters and first responders in West Michigan protect our homes, businesses and families,” said Senator Peters. “These new resources will allow fire departments in West Michigan to purchase the equipment they need to effectively and safely serve their communities.”

“Our firefighters and first responders in West Michigan put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes,” said Senator Stabenow. “Thanks to these new resources, these brave men and women will have the equipment they need to help them do their jobs more safely and effectively.”

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.