St. Clair Shores Fire Department Awarded Assistance to Firefighters Grant

Jun 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (MI-09) today announced the St. Clair Shores Fire Department has been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) for $346,364 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The funding will be used to replace old radio equipment that will be no longer serviceable in the next few years.

“When our firefighters can properly communicate with one another, they can better save lives. I welcome this federal support, which will help keep residents and first responders of St. Clair Shores safer,” said Rep. Levin.

“I’m pleased we’ve been awarded this regional grant that will provide 100 portable radios, 35 vehicle mounted radios, and new working headsets for all fire engines in St. Clair Shores, Eastpointe, and Roseville,” said Battalion Chief Chris Krotche.

The AFG Program is an important component of the larger, coordinated effort to strengthen the nation’s overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and related hazards. These grants are awarded directly to fire and public safety departments to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public and first-responder personnel.

Since 2001, AFG has provided about $6.7 billion to first-responder organizations to obtain much-needed emergency response equipment, personal protective equipment, firefighting and emergency vehicles, and training.