NEWARK— The Roselle Fire Department will receive a $56,722 federal grant for operations and safety, U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez announced today. Funding awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program was also announced for fire departments in Sewell and Caldwell.
“This federal funding will ensure that fire departments throughout New Jersey are well equipped and able to access the resources they need to answer the call and protect the public,” said Lautenberg, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, which funds the AFG program. “These grants play a vital role in helping our first responders maintain the safety of their residents, and we’ll keep fighting so New Jersey’s firefighters have the tools and training they need to best serve the public.”
“Even as the temperatures are climbing, our firefighters are at the ready to respond to any emergency that can occur,” said Menendez. “It is only right that we support their efforts to obtain the equipment and training firefighters need to do their jobs safely and effectively. That’s the objective of the AFG program, and why I am committed to fighting for this program on behalf of our firefighters who protect our communities.”
The AFG program provides funding to enhance response capabilities and to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public and emergency response personnel. These grants can be invested in training, protective equipment, fitness programs, modifications to facilities, and supplies that support firefighting operations and safety.
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