09.02.16

Peters, Stabenow Applaud Fire Prevention Support for Three Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today applauded support for three Southeast Michigan fire departments from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Fire Prevention & Safety program. The Farmington Hills Fire Department Safety Officers Association will receive $1,500,000, the City of Dearborn will receive $168,077, and the Trenton Fire Department will receive $16,310 for fire prevention projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards.

“It is essential that both first responders and the communities they serve have the necessary resources to protect themselves during an emergency,” Senator Peters said. “This funding will help ensure that firefighters in Southeast Michigan can continue promoting life-saving fire prevention efforts and public safety projects.”

“Our firefighters in Southeast Michigan put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes,” said Senator Stabenow. “Prevention is key and these resources will help save lives and the treasured possessions of so many families.”

The Fire Prevention & Safety grant program is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These competitive grants enhance public safety through activities such as fire prevention education and awareness. More information about these grants can be found here.