04.22.15

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Mackinac Island Fire Department

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $20,477 for the Mackinac Island Fire Department. This grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Fire Prevention and Safety Program.

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

“It is critical that our firefighters have the tools they need to stay safe while they work to protect our communities,” Peters said. “First-responders on Mackinac Island brave incredibly dangerous situations, and this support from the Department of Homeland Security will improve their ability to effectively manage these hazards.”

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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