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Monday, April 22 2019 @ 08:55 PM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Monday, April 22 2019 @ 08:55 PM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

Menendez, Booker Announce $147K in Federal Grants to Protect Firefighters in Runnemede, Secaucus, Southampton


NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced the awarding of a combined $147,486 in federal Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) funding to improve safety and operations in local volunteer and professional fire departments across New Jersey.  The AFG program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“These federal grants will help ensure our firefighters have the tools and resources they need to protect themselves and keep their residents and communities safe,” said Sen. Menendez.  “Our firefighters run into burning building and bravely put their lives on the line each day to protect us.  Investing in them is an investment in our own safety and the safety of our families.”

“Each and every day, brave first responders in New Jersey and across our nation put their lives on the line to protect our communities when we need them most,” said Sen. Booker.  “These federal grants underscore our commitment to ensuring our firefighters have the resources necessary to do their jobs efficiently while protecting themselves and our families.”
 

The following grants were awarded: 

 

·       $84,343        Hampton Lakes Vol. Fire Co., Southampton (Burlington)

To purchase new turnout gear and breathing apparatus

 

·       $34,858        Town of Secaucus (Hudson)

To improve safety and operations

 

·       $28,285        Runnemede Fire Dept. (Camden)

To purchase new turnout gear

Since it was established in 2001, New Jersey has received nearly $160 million in funding from the AFG program to enhance response capabilities, as well as to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public and emergency response personnel. 

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