Two U.P. fire departments receive federal grants to purchase equipment
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced $150,701 for two fire departments in the Upper Peninsula to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.
The Kingsford Public Safety Department will receive a $51,979 grant. The Marquette Township Fire and Rescue Department will receive a $98,722 grant.
“Our firefighters and first responders in the Upper Peninsula put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes,” said Senator Stabenow. “Thanks to these new resources, these brave men and women will have the equipment they need to help them do their jobs more safely and effectively.”
“Upper Peninsula residents and businesses depend on the protection firefighters and first responders provide in an emergency,” said Senator Gary Peters. “These funds will help local fire departments purchase the equipment they need to keep firefighters safe on the job and protect their communities.”
Eligible fire departments and Emergency Medical Services organizations in Michigan and across the country can apply for Assistance to Firefighters Grants. These competitive grants help first responders purchase the equipment and obtain the training needed to handle fire-related hazards. More information about the grant can be found at http://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program.