WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Perth Amboy Fire Department has been awarded a $477,520 federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. announced Wednesday.
The SAFER program is a part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Funds under the SAFER program are intended to support the hiring of firefighters and the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.
“I am very pleased that the Department of Homeland Security has selected the Perth Amboy Fire Department to receive this federal grant,” said Pallone (D-NJ-6). “These funds will allow Perth Amboy to hire additional firefighters and first responders and to recruit new volunteer firefighters to join the department, making the community an even safer place to live.”
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