05.19.17

Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $458,666 for two fire departments in Southeast Michigan to help purchase equipment. The grants come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

The Ypsilanti City Fire Department has been awarded $451,237, and the Armada Township Fire Department has been awarded $7,429.

“We rely on our firefighters to protect our communities in the event of an emergency, and we must provide them with the right equipment to stay safe while on the job,” said Senator Peters. “I’m pleased to announce these awards for Ypsilanti and Armada Township that will help to keep our brave firefighters and Michiganders safe.”

“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.”

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.