09.12.17

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $1.2 Million in Support for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $1,222,087 for fire departments in Southeast Michigan to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

The Ida Township Volunteer Fire Department will receive a $204,581 grant. The Roseville Fire Department will receive a $106,292 grant. The Plymouth Community Fire Department will receive a $195,546 grant. The Kimball Township Fire Department will receive a $373,637 regional grant. The Springfield Township Fire Department will receive a $132,057 regional grant. The Franklin-Bingham Fire Department will receive a $209,974 grant.

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

“Our firefighters in Southeast 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.