Levin Announces Webinars and Workshops on Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

Friday, May 11, 2012

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will offer five interactive webinars and six workshops in May and June to assist Michigan fire departments and emergency medical service agencies with the process of applying for a 2012 grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

“These federal grants help our firefighters and EMS personnel continue their vital mission,” Levin said.  “I encourage fire departments and EMS agencies across the state to participate either in person or online in one of these workshops or webinars.”

To join the webinar, participants need to click on the appropriate link as well as call the telephone number and enter the PIN number.   All participants will be able to see the slide presentation and have the opportunity to ask questions.  

More information about the webinars and the workshop locations is available at the DHS Federal Emergency Management website, http://www.fema.gov/firegrants/.  The schedule of webinars and Michigan workshops follows:


FEMA contact:  Don Mobley, 312-408-5540, Donald.mobley@fema.dhs.gov

Date/Day             Time                      Link                                                                                                        Number               Code

May 15/Tues      1:00 p.m.             https://fema.connectsolutions.com/r54825108/                               800-320-4330     247939#

May 15/Tues      7:00 p.m.             https://fema.connectsolutions.com/r98469472/                               800-320-4330     247939#

May 29/Tues      1:00 p.m.             https://fema.connectsolutions.com/r68596485/                               800-320-4330     247939#

May 29/Tues      7:00 p.m.             https://fema.connectsolutions.com/r21541780/                               800-320-4330     247939#

May 31/Thur      1:00 p.m.             https://fema.connectsolutions.com/r55905216/               800-320-4330     247939#

Workshops – No registration necessary

Date/Day             Time                      Location                                                               Address                               City

June 4/Mon       2:00 p.m.             Charter Township of Kalamazoo                1720 Riverview                  Kalamazoo         

June 5/Tues       7:00 p.m.             American Legion Post #421                          2960 Cass Street               Unionville

June 6/Wed       2:00 p.m.             EMU Sill Hall, Room 001                                 Forest Avenue                  Ypsilanti

June 6/Wed       7:00 p.m.             EMU Sill Hall, Room 001                                 Forest Avenue                  Ypsilanti

June 7/Thur        7:00 p.m.             Petoskey City Hall                                            101 East Lake Street        Petoskey

June 9/Sat           10:00 a.m. CDT  Watersmeet Fire Department                    N 46 99 Street                    Watersmeet

For more information on the webinars and workshops, please contact the Region V Fire Program Specialists:

Vikki Hanson      312-408-5327     Victoria.hanson@fema.dhs.gov

Don Mobley       312-408-5540     Donald.mobley@fema.dhs.gov

Lori Smith            202-420-1239     Lori.smith@associates.fema.dhs.gov