NEWARK — U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced that the South Amboy Fire Department will receive a $23,579 federal grant for operations and safety.
South Amboy is one of eight New Jersey fire departments receiving $454,292 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. These grants can be invested in training, equipment, personal protective equipment, health programs, and other support for first responder stations and facilities.
“Firefighters put their lives in danger every day to keep our families and communities safe,” Lautenberg said. “These grants will make a direct investment in local emergency personnel so that New Jersey first responders have the best equipment and training to do their job.”
“Our firefighters risk their safety to protect our communities,” Menendez said. “These investments in our local fire departments will help keep our families and neighborhoods safe by keeping our firefighters fully prepared – they deserve at least as much.”
The AFG grants are awarded to fire departments and EMS organizations to improve their capacity to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of first-responder personnel in fire related emergencies. Teaneck, Wenonah, Egg Harbor Township, Salem, Columbus, Ocean and North Plainfield also received grants.
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