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My Town: Federal funding coming to two local fire departments
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My Town: Federal funding coming to two local fire departments

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Two local fire departments are getting a financial boost to help save lives.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is awarding Plainfield Fire Department $274,860 for fire prevention activities.  As part of the grant, the township must come up with approximately  $14,466 to support the program. 

The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety is also receiving $22,107 in federal funding to improve operations and safety.  Both grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters grant program operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“These grants will help the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety and the Plainfield Fire Department in their vital mission of protecting lives and property in their communities,” said Sen. Carl Levin.

“[This] announcement is great news for the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety, the Plainfield Fire Department, and families in these communities,” added Sen. Debbie Stabenow. “Our first responders risk their lives to keep our families safe, and they rely on these resources to do their jobs safely.”

For more information on the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, visit www.fema.gov/firegrants.  

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