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Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $900,000 in Support for the Blackman Charter Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced $965,909 for the Blackman Charter Township Fire Department to purchase new equipment and provide training. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

“Now more than ever, firefighters in Michigan are putting their personal health at risk to protect their neighbors’ families, homes, and businesses,” said Senator Peters. “I am pleased that this federal grant will help better equip the Blackman Charter Township Fire Department to navigate this unprecedented public health crisis and do their jobs more safely and effectively.”

"Our firefighters in Blackman Charter Township put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will provide critical training and give our first responders the equipment they need to better serve the public and do their jobs 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