ANN ARBOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Three Michigan fire departments are getting a share of more than $1 million to hire firefighters.
The support announced Thursday by U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin of Michigan comes through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security.
The Ann Arbor Charter Township Fire Department in Washtenaw County will get more than $427,000, the Huron Township Fire Department in Wayne County will receive about $256,000 and the White Lake Township Fire Department in Oakland County will get nearly $419,000.
The awards are from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program, or SAFER. It's a competitive grant process.