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Miller: Harrison Township Fire Department to Receive DHS Grant
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congresswoman Candice Miller (MI-10) today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $48,600 to Harrison Township Fire Department. This grant is part of the 2009 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program and is intended to support first responder training, supply adequate firefighting/EMS equipment, including rescue vehicles and protective gear, as well as provide for the wellness and fitness of firefighters.
“This grant will support the health and wellness of each member of the Harrison Township Fire Department,” said Miller. “The AFG grant is a continued investment in our community fire department and is critical to the fire and rescue services they provide to citizens in need. This grant will supply an additional tool for firefighter safety so each first responder can best meet their mission.”
“This grant will help our department implement a physical training and wellness program for each member of our workforce,” Fire Chief Michael Lopez said. “Incorporating additional training and exercise into our department’s daily routine will allow us to take a proactive approach in keeping each individual healthy and fit.”