Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Sterling Heights Fire Department

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today welcomed the announcement of federal support for the Sterling Heights Fire Department to help improve operations and safety.

Senator Stabenow said, “Across Michigan, our firefighters provide critical, courageous service to communities like Sterling. This grant provides the resources they need to perform their duties safely and protect the public.”

Senator Levin said, “If we want to depend on our first responders to be there when emergency strikes, they must be able to depend on us for the support they need.  This grant will provide that support, and help keep Michiganians safe.”

The department will receive a $232,548 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.  

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program is a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  This competitive grant will help fund professional training and wellness programs, update equipment and facilities, and provide new supplies to help first-responders handle hazards efficiently and effectively.