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AAA Donates $74,000 in Traffic Safety Grants to Michigan First Responders

Ten Michigan Fire Departments will receive the funds

DEARBORN, Mich., (November 11, 2020) 2020 has been a tough year for everyone and no one knows that more than our first responders. AAA – The Auto Club Group is proud to announce our 2020 Traffic Safety Grant Award recipients, which will go a long way to help improve traffic safety across Michigan during this trying time.

After reviewing 185 applications, AAA awarded a total of $74,000 to 10 first responders across the state. The grants will fund an array of crash rescue equipment, including "Jaws of Life" cutting tools and traffic incident management equipment to alert motorists of an emergency

Traffic Safety Grant Award Recipients and Programs

Ashley Fire Department

Traffic cones, NFPA -compliant vests, traffic control signage, emergency lighting for back of vehicles.

Baroda Fire Department

Genesis Rescue Systems S44-SL Spreader E Force 2.0 Electric Hydraulic Spreader.

Burleigh-Reno-Whittemore Department

Extrication stabilizer struts; used in conjunction with cribbing to stabilize overturned vehicles and unstable machinery.

Fife Lake Emergency Services Authority

Road flares, traffic cones, stop paddle signs

Garfield Township Fire Department

Stop / slow traffic signs, and reflective road safety vests

Grant Township Fire Department

Lift bags for extrication ANSI-compliant breakaway safety vests and Stop/Slow signs for traffic control

Hamburg Township Fire Department

Hurst Edraulic SC758E2 Electric Combination Extrication tool.

Ludington Fire Department

Genesis EForce extrication cutting tools

Portage Township Fire Department

HURST E-Draulic extrication tool package

Whitewater Township Fire Department

Hurst eDRAULIC® Combi-Tool for extrication

"Improving traffic safety in our communities is part of our DNA and that starts with our roadside heroes," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group. "We are extremely honored to be able to help, even in a small way, so many great agencies across Michigan."

AAA's 2021 traffic safety grant program application period opens on January 1, 2021. Applications will be considered from first responders in Michigan. Interested Organizations can apply at TrafficSafeyGrants@acg.aaa.com.

AAA in Michigan celebrated its 100th Anniversary - A Century of Service in 2016 and has over 1.5 million members across the state. It is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG). Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America with more than 14 million members across 14 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories. ACG and its affiliates provide members with roadside assistance, insurance products, banking and financial services, travel offerings and more. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 60 million members in the United States and Canada. AAA's mission is to protect and advance freedom of mobility and improve traffic safety. For more information, get the AAA Mobile app, visit AAA.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.