DEARBORN – U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) announced that the Dearborn and Pittsfield Township Fire Departments will receive a combined $600,000 in federal support to acquire new vehicles. The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) will go directly to the local fire departments to help them acquire new vehicles, including pumpers, aerials, brush trucks, tankers and tenders, rescue vehicles and ambulances.
“When emergencies happen in our community, we know local firefighters will be the first on the scene to protect us,” Dingell said. “Firefighters and first responders go to work every day prepared to put their lives on the lines. This critical support for the Dearborn and Pittsfield Township Fire Departments will ensure our local first response agencies are properly equipped to serve our communities.”
The Dearborn Fire Department will receive $200,000 and the Pittsfield Township Fire Department will receive $409,091. The AFG grant program provides funding to local fire departments to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of first-responder personnel.