06.11.21

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $42,000 for the Mount Clemens Fire Department

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that the Mount Clemens Fire Department will receive $42,999 in federal funding to improve operations and safety for firefighters and personnel. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. 

“Firefighters in Michigan put their safety on the line to protect their neighbors and communities, and it’s critical they have the resources needed to do their jobs safely and effectively,” said Senator Peters, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “These resources will allow firefighters in Mount Clemens to continue working to ensure our communities are even greater places to live, work and raise a family.”

“Our firefighters in Mount Clemens 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.”

“The City of Mount Clemens Fire Department is pleased to announce that we have received an Assistance to Firefighters Grant Award in the amount of $42,999.63,” said Gregg S. Shipman, Fire Chief, Mount Clemens Fire Department. “The department will utilize these funds to replace aging radio equipment. The ability to communicate on the fire ground is one of the most critical functions in today’s fire service. Radio communication is relied on every day to perform our job functions. Having sound reliable communication equipment is critical. We cannot thank our U.S. Senators enough for their efforts in helping us to secure the funding for this purchase. This equipment will increase the life safety of our fire department as well as our community.”

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/firegrants.

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