U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for four Southeast Michigan fire departments to improve operations and safety. The Allen Park Fire Department will also receive support to help purchase a new fire fighting vehicle. The support comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
Senator Stabenow said, ‘Our firefighters provide courageous service to communities across Southeast Michigan. This grant makes sure they have the resources they need to perform their duties safely and protect the public.’
Senator Levin said, ‘Every day, firefighters and EMTs across our state stand ready to respond to emergency calls in their community. These grants will provide needed assistance to these four Southeast Michigan fire departments as they work to protect lives and property in their communities.’
The Allen Park Fire Department will receive $99,720 for operations and safety and $144,000 to purchase a new vehicle. The Brandon Fire Department will receive $121,125. The Clinton Township Department of Fire, Rescue and EMS will receive $40,505. The Southgate Fire Department will receive $33,660.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program is a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These competitive grants will help fund professional training programs, update equipment, vehicles, 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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