Peters, Stabenow Announce Nearly $143,000 in Federal Support for Freeport Rural Fire Association

Government and Politics

September 25, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) announced that the Freeport Rural Fire Association will receive a $142,857 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program – and will enable the Association to replace all of its existing self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA) that will soon become obsolete.

“It’s important that our fire departments have the resources to purchase necessary safety equipment to continue serving their communities effectively,” said Senator Peters, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “This grant will help the Freeport Rural Fire Association Department purchase new equipment needed by firefighters to safely respond to emergencies.”

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

More information about these grants can be found at: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters