PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Two West Michigan fire departments will receive thousands of dollars each from the federal government, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced on Thursday.
Both the Plainfield Township and Graafschap fire departments will receive grants through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which is a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The Plainfield Township Fire Department will receive $35,649 and the Graafschap Fire Department will receive $25,930.
The grants will be used to help fund training programs, update equipment and facilities, and provide new supplies to aid first-responders in handling hazards efficiently and effectively.
According to a press release, both senators are optimistic about the improvements the grants will make.
"Across Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous service to communities like Plainfield, Lakeview and Fillmore Township. This grant
makes sure they have the resources they need to perform their duties safely and protect the public," Stabenow said in a statement.
"When an emergency strikes, our firefighters and EMTs stand ready to respond. This grant will help the first responders at Plainfield FD and Graafschap FD carry out their vital mission of protecting lives and property in their community," Levin said.
More info about the grants from FEMA
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