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      Levin, Stabenow Announce Grant for St. Ignace Fire Dept.

      The St. Ignace Fire Department will receive a $61,750 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to help improve their operations and boost safety for both their first responders and the public.

      Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow making the announcement Wednesday.

      "Every day, first responders in St. Ignace stand ready to protect lives and property in their community," Levin said. He added, "This grant will support the firefighters and EMTs of St. Ignace FD and help them in their vital mission of keeping their community safe."

      "Our firefighters provide critical, courageous service to communities like St. Ignace across Michigan," said Stabenow. She also said, "This support will help make the St. Ignace Fire Department has the resources it needs to protect the public."

      The grant will help fund professional training, wellness and fitness programs, protective gear and supplies that support firefighting and EMT operations.

      For more on the grant program you can visit www.fema.gov/firegrants