U.S. Sens. Peters, Stabenow praise grant for Michigan's Bedford Township Fire Department

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The Bedford Township Fire Department in Michigan was awarded a grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) amounting to $294,637, the office of U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) announced on Wednesday.

Both Peters and colleague Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) praised the move that would allow the department to provide necessary training and to purchase necessary supplies in order to support their emergency and non-emergency operations.

This funding comes from a DHS grant set aside specifically for firefighters, called the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to keep our families, homes and communities safe,” Stabenow said. “These new resources will help the Bedford Township Fire Department buy the equipment they need to safely protect their community.”

The grant supports fire departments, fire training academies and non-affiliated emergency medical services. The program has awarded approximately $6.1 billion to fire departments and associated facilities across the country.

“I am pleased that Bedford Township will be receiving this critical funding that will go a long way towards training and equipping first responders with the tools needed to keep our communities safe,” Peters said. “Through this funding, Bedford Township will be better prepared to respond to fire and other emergency hazards, and this is another step towards making our neighborhoods safer places to grow up and raise a family.”

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