Dingell Announces Grant for Dearborn Fire Department
Washington, DC, May 19, 2016
U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced that the Dearborn Fire Department will receive a $164,586 grant for safety and operations through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Program. The grant will be used for hazmat response training, technical rescue, and officer development courses, along with associated personnel costs to attend.
“The firefighters and first responders in our communities are some of the bravest individuals I know,” said Dingell. “They are committed to continuously training and learning the latest technologies and sharing what they learn with other Downriver communities.”
“I thank Congresswoman Dingell for her continuous support of the Dearborn Fire Department as we apply for these grants,” said Dearborn Fire Chief Joseph Murray. “The Congresswoman is always the first to check in with us throughout the application process to offer any assistance and I am certain her letter of support for our grant application helped us to successfully get through the process.”
The AFG program awards grants directly to fire departments 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.