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Stabenow, Levin Announce Over $267,000 for Fire Safety

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Location: Washington, DC

Stabenow, Levin Announce Over $267,000 for Fire Safety

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Carl Levin (D-MI) announced today that five Michigan organizations have been awarded $267,925 through the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP). The funding will be used to support operations and firefighter safety.

"Michigan's first responders work tirelessly every day to protect our neighborhoods and our families," said Stabenow. "I'm pleased this funding will provide our firefighters with the critical resources they need to stay safe while keeping their communities secure."

"Our firefighters and first responders deserve the best equipment and training to fight fires and respond to emergencies in Michigan," said Levin. "This funding will help provide these organizations with the resources they need to do their jobs and educate the public about fire prevention."

The AFGP awards grants directly to fire departments and EMS organizations to improve the effectiveness of operations and health and safety programs, and to establish or expand fire prevention programs throughout the United States. Grants are awarded competitively through an application process. More information can be found at

Individual grant awards can be found in the table below.

Organization Location Program $Amount
Calumet Village Volunteer Fire Department, Calumet, Operations and Safety, 22,261
Ray Township Fire & Rescue, Ray, Operations and Safety, 72,770
Whitefish Township Fire Department, Paradise, Operations and Safety, 54,389
Bellevue Community Fire Department, Bellevue, Operations and Safety, 8,930
Thornapple Township Emergency Services, Middleville, Operations and Safety, 109,575

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