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UP fire departments get grants

MARQUETTE, MI— The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is allocating money to several Upper Peninsula fire departments.

The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

  • The Ahmeek Fire Department will receive $37,830 to purchase turnout gear and jaws of life equipment.
  • The Village of Laurium is getting $330,000 to purchase turnout gear.
  • Osceola Township will receive $100,000 to improve operations and safety.
Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.