Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Springfield Fire Department

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $78,204 for the Springfield Fire Department in Calhoun County 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 essential that first responders have the necessary resources to protect themselves when responding to an emergency, and this funding will help ensure that firefighters in Springfield can continue safeguarding communities,” Senator Peters said.

“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 Springfield 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.