04.22.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced support for four 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 Ann Arbor Fire Department will receive $357,050; the Garden City Fire Department will receive $163,691; the Warren Fire Department will receive $79,546; and Bloomfield Township Fire Department will receive $155,377.

“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 our fire departments buy the equipment they need to safely protect their communities.”

“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 in Southeast Michigan 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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