Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Alpena Fire Department

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $106,667 for the Alpena Fire Department to help improve its operations and boost safety in the community. This support comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters grant program.

“It is critical that first responders have the equipment and resources needed to protect themselves when responding to emergencies,” Senator Peters said. “This funding will help ensure firefighters in Alpena can continue protecting their communities in a safe and efficient manner.”

“Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to keep our families, homes, and communities safe,” said Senator Stabenow. “These new resources will help the Alpena Fire Department safely protect their community.”

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These competitive grants help fund professional training programs, update equipment and facilities, and provide new supplies to help first-responders handle hazards efficiently and effectively. More information about the grant can be found at http://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program.