2 W. Mich. fire departments get gov't grants
Updated: Thursday, April 4 2013, 10:58 PM EDT
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The federal government is helping two West Michigan fire departments to better prepare for fires and other emergencies.
The City of Portage and the Kalamazoo Township Fire Departments will receive thousands of dollars from the government's Assistance to Firefighters grant program.
The program is designed to help fire departments fund training programs, purchase updated equipment, and provide new supplies to help the departments respond to emergencies more effectively.
The Portage Fire Department will receive more than $633,000, and the Kalamazoo Township Fire Department will receive more than $55,000.
A couple weeks ago, Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced a $248,000 grant for the Grand Rapids Fire Department.