WASHINGTON, D.C. â€“ U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Escanaba Fire Department to help improve operations and safety. The grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
Senator Stabenow said, â€œAcross Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous service to communities like Escanaba. This grant makes sure they have the resources they need to perform their duties safely and protect the public.â€
Senator Levin said, â€œWe depend on our first responders to be there when an emergency strikes, and they depend on us for the support they need to do their job. This grant will help provide that support so the Escanaba Fire Department can continue to protect their community.â€
The Escanaba Fire Department will receive an $8,835 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters grant program.
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 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.