Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $500,000 in Support for Five Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $505,964 for five fire departments in Southeast Michigan to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

Lincoln Park Fire Department has been awarded an $85,455 grant. Waterford Regional Fire Department has been awarded a $250,091 grant. Dearborn Heights Fire Department has been awarded a $63,637 grant. Kenockee Township Fire Department has been awarded a $20,953 grant. Bloomfield Township Fire Department has been awarded an $85,828 grant.

“Our brave firefighters need access to the right training and equipment to stay safe on the job,” said Senator Peters. “This assistance will help fire departments across Southeast Michigan ensure that firefighters and first responders are prepared to handle dangerous situations and keep our communities 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.