06.16.16

Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Southeast Michigan Departments

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that four fire departments across Southeast Michigan have been awarded assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The Sterling Heights Fire Department, the Redford Township Fire Department, the Highland Park Fire Department and the Dryden Township Fire Department will use the funding to purchase equipment and improve safety operations.

“First responders across Southeast Michigan put their lives on the line every day to protect the people of Michigan,” said Senator Peters. “It is imperative that they have the tools and resources they need to stay safe while serving 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.”

The Sterling Heights Fire Department will receive $176,346, the Redford Township Fire Department $110,182, the Highland Park Fire Department $93,334, and the Dryden Township Fire Department $47,562.

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 by clicking here.