Lansing Fire Department Gets Federal Grant

Lansing Fire Department Gets Federal Grant

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Jun 13, 2013

 The Lansing Fire Department is getting a big boost in funding thanks to a grant from U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

The $234,233 grant will help pay for professional training programs, update equipment and facilities, and provide new supplies to help first-responders handle hazards efficiently and effectively. 

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

Senator Levin said, “When an emergency strikes, the firefighters and EMTs at Lansing Fire Department stand ready to respond. This grant will help these first responders carry out their vital mission of protecting lives and property in their community.”

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program is a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).