06.16.16

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce almost $82,000 in Support for Shiawassee Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced almost $82,000 for the Shiawassee Township Fire Department to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

“Our firefighters in Shiawassee Township put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes,” said Senator Stabenow. “Thanks to these new resources, these brave men and women will have the equipment they need to help them do their jobs more safely and effectively.”

“First responders in Shiawassee Township put their lives on the line every day to protect their community,” said Senator Peters. “It is imperative that they have the tools and resources they need to stay safe on the job.”

The Shiawassee Township Fire Department will receive an award for $81,553.

Eligible fire departments and Emergency Medical Services organizations in Michigan and across the country can apply for Assistance to Firefighters Grants. These competitive grants help first responders purchase the equipment and obtain the training needed to handle fire-related hazards. More information about the grant can be found at http://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program.