U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Pickford Volunteer Fire Department. The grants come through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The grants will be used to help address specific equipment, training, staffing, and other EMS related needs.
Senator Stabenow said, "Our firefighters provide invaluable, courageous service to communities like Pickford throughout the Upper Peninsula. They deserve the best training and equipment to perform their duties safely."
"Our emergency first-responders do so much for us. We should make sure they have our full support, and this grant helps meet our responsibility to them," said Senator Levin.
The Pickford Volunteer Fire Department will receive $17,366 for operations and safety purposes. More information can be found at http://www.fema.gov/firegrants/afggrants/index.shtm.