Thursday, August 12, 2021

Canton awarded grant for firefighter safety

The Canton Township Fire Department will receive a $129,163 federal grant to fund the implementation of a health and wellness program to help keep firefighters safe.

The grant will be funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grant program and was announced recently by Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters. 

The Canton Township award was among a total of $800,000 in grant funding announced for southeast Michigan fire departments.

 “Our firefighters in southeast Michigan put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities,” said Stabenow. “These new resources will give our first responders the equipment they need to better serve the public and do their jobs more safely and effectively.”

 “It is critical that firefighters and first responders have the resources necessary to do their jobs safely and effectively,” said Peters, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “This grant will help ensure that first responders across southeast Michigan have the equipment and support they need to respond to emergencies and continue protecting the families in their communities.”