05.27.15

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Southeast Michigan Fire Department

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced support for two fire departments in Southeast Michigan to improve operations and safety. These grants come through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Fire Prevention and Safety Program.

The Armada Township Fire Department will receive $110,715 and the Springfield Township Fire Department will receive $60,138.

“Our firefighters put so much on the line to safeguard our communities, and it’s critical that they have the tools they need to stay safe while improving their ability to respond to fires and hazards,” said Peters. “This support from the Department of Homeland Security will help these departments enhance their response capabilities so they can improve public safety and stay out of harm’s way.”

“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 buy the equipment they need to safely 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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