Fire Department gets grant funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Marquette Fire Department.  The grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety Program.

Senator Stabenow said, “Across Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous service to communities like Marquette. This grant makes sure they have the resources they need to perform their duties safely and protect the public.”

Senator Levin said, “We 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 Marquette Fire and Rescue Department can continue to protect their community.”

The department will receive $7,200. The Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety 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–assistance–firefighters–grant–program.