Federal support coming for Ishpeming and Spalding Township fire departments

Michigan Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced today that the Ishpeming and Spalding Township fire departments are in line to receive thousands of dollars in federal grants to boost operations and safety. The Ishpeming Volunteer Fire Department will receive $24,013 and the Spalding Township Fire Department $65,283.

“Our emergency first responders put their lives on the line every day for us, so they deserve our full support, and this federal assistance will help these Upper Peninsula firefighters serve their communities,” Levin said.

“Our firefighters provide critical services to communities across Michigan,” Stabenow said. “This support will help make sure that the Ishpeming and Spalding Fire Departments have the resources they need to protect the public.”

The competitive grants come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants. The grant program is designed to help local emergency agencies obtain firefighting equipment, pay for training, modify facilities or increase firefighting capacity.