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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

CONGRESSWOMAN LAWRENCE ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR HAMTRAMCK FIRE DEPARTMENT

July 22, 2016
Press Release

CONGRESSWOMAN LAWRENCE ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR HAMTRAMCK FIRE DEPARTMENT

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced that the Hamtramck Fire Department has been awarded assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The Hamtramck Fire Department will receive over $2.3 million to support the hiring of firefighters and the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.

“I was pleased to support the Hamtramck Fire Department’s grant application, SAFER grants are critical to the emergency infrastructure. It is important that our firefighters are equipped with the resources and staffing they need to serve and protect our communities. I am proud that the families in Hamtramck will be able to count on a well-staffed department and quality training that could mean the difference between life or death,” said Congresswoman Lawrence.

The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grants provided by FEMA are competitive grants that provide additional resources to ensure departments are appropriately staffed with qualified professional and volunteer firefighters.