07.01.15

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Forsyth Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $143,124 for the Forsyth Township Fire Department in Marquette County. This grant, which comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will be used to replace 22 self-contained breathing apparatuses.

"First responders put so much on the line to keep our communities safe, and ensuring they have the resources needed to continue safeguarding neighborhoods is critical," Senator Peters said. "I applaud this funding which will help firefighters in Forysth Township be better equipped to respond to emergencies and improve public safety."

"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 Forsyth Fire Department buy the breathing sets they need to keep their firefighters safe and protect their community."

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These competitive grants will 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.

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