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Auburn Hills Fire Department Receives  Assistance to Firefighters Grant

Grant Will Be Used To Purchase Vehicle Exhaust Capturing Systems

Media contacts: Stephanie Carroll, City of Auburn Hills; 248.364.6802; scarroll@auburnhills.org


Auburn Hills, MI-September 19, 2019 – The City of Auburn Hills Fire Department has been notified by US Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has officially awarded the department an Assistance to Firefighters Grant of $131,000.00, to replace the department’s existing failing vehicle exhaust capturing systems.

“This awarded grant will allow the Auburn Hills Fire Department to replace all twelve (12) vehicle exhaust capture systems in their three fire stations. These removal systems are a critical component in maintaining fire station atmospheres that are free of the particulates and gases present in fire apparatus’ diesel engine emissions”, Fire Chief Ellen Taylor stated.

It is a pleasure to report that this is the second FEMA grant awarded to the Fire Department within the last week.

“We would once again like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to Senator Stabenow and Senator Peters, as well as other elected and appointed officials who had a hand in reviewing and approving our funding application”, said Mayor Kevin McDaniel. “Ensuring that all of our equipment is maintained to the highest standard is critical for the Fire Department to continue to provide essential services to our citizens.”