Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $140,000 in Support of Inland Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that the Inland Township Fire Department will receive $147,740 in funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program to purchase 10 SCBA Air packs as well as a clean air compressor to provide air to first responders during a fire.

“Firefighters and first responders of Inland Township play a critical role in keeping their communities safe during emergencies,” said Senator Peters. “This funding will provide Inland Township Fire Department with critical breathing devices that will allow them to safely do their jobs and protect our families, homes and local business.”

“Our firefighters in Inland Township 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.”

“The grant will provide our department the with ability to purchase 10 SCBA Air packs as well as a clean air compressor and tools to facilitate extrication when needed, said Chief Dave Cutway, Inland Township Fire Department. “This equipment will allow Inland Township Fire Department to better serve our community and keep residents safe.”

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