05.05.16

Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that the Southgate Fire Department, the Wayne Fire Department, and the Grosse Pointe Woods Department of Public Safety will be awarded assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The funding will be used to purchase equipment and improve safety operations.

“It is critical that first responders and firefighters have the tools and resources needed to keep their communities safe,” said Senator Peters. “These funds will help ensure first responders across Southeast Michigan are equipped to respond when disaster strikes.”

“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 Southgate Fire Department will receive $38,182, the Wayne Fire Department will receive $29,715, and the Grosse Pointe Woods Department of Public Safety will receive $122,596 for safety and operations.

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.

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