WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $111,890 for Northern Bay Ambulance in Pinconning to help purchase two natural lift systems. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.
“First responders stand ready at a moment’s notice to respond when emergencies strike, and it is critical they have the tools to be prepared,” said Senator Peters. “I am pleased to announce this support, which will help Northern Bay Ambulance keep their community as a safe place to live, work and raise a family.”
"Our first responders in Pinconning put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will give our first responders the equipment they need to better serve the public and 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.