Dingell Announces $451,237 Regional Grant for Ypsilanti Fire Department
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced that the City of Ypsilanti Fire Department will receive a $451,237 regional grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funding will be used to purchase EMS and training equipment for 16 fire agencies throughout the region.
“It is critical that local firefighters have the equipment necessary to protect our communities safely and effectively,” Dingell said. “This funding will ensure that fire departments throughout our region are equipped with the most up-to-date tools and technology to stay safe on the job.”
"The grant will be a great relief for the agencies involved,” said Ypsilanti Fire Chief Max Anthouard. “This equipment will enable coordinated efforts, and implementation of new county EMS protocols. We are very happy about this.”
Fire departments included in the regional grant include: Ann Arbor Township, Augusta Township, City of Belleville, Dexter Area, Green Oak Township, Manchester Township, Northfield Township, Northville Township, Plymouth Township, Salem Township, Saline area, Scio Township, Superior Township, Van Buren Township, City of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township.
The AFG program awards grants directly to fire departments and EMS organizations that are unaffiliated with a hospital to enhance their response capabilities and to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public and emergency response personnel with respect to fire and all other hazards.