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The Dearborn Fire Department continues to be recognized for its dedication to the community and overall excellence, with FEMA recently awarding the department a competitive Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) totaling $385,413.

The City of Dearborn is proud to be able to offer its residents with high-quality and well-funded public safety resources. The allocation of this recent grant means that the Fire Department has been awarded a more than $13 million in grant funds since 2013.

The FEMA grant funds will be used to cover training and equipment for the department.

$162,912 will be applied toward training, which includes:
• Incident Safety Officer Course
• Special Operations Technician Course
• Fire Officer/Supervisor Course
• Firefighter Safety and Survival Course

$222,500 will be used for equipment, such as:
• Nozzles and water appliances
• Ladders
• Radio headsets
• SCBA fill station
• Power saws
• Positive pressure fans

“The top priority of the Fire Department is our residents’ safety and protection,” said Fire Chief Joseph Murray. “We work hard to secure funds that will allow us to purchase the highest quality equipment and to provide regular trainings for our firefighters.”

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