Lautenberg And Menendez Announce More Than

Lautenberg And Menendez Announce More Than

Washington - U.S. Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced that the Camden Fire Department will receive $404,424 in federal funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The AFG funding being awarded to Camden can be invested in training, equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness programs, and other support for stations and facilities.

"For more than 140 years, the Camden Fire Department has served its community and provided emergency services that keep our families safe," Sen. Lautenberg said. "This grant recognizes the value of Camden's firefighters, and makes the investment needed to provide them with the best resources to do their job."

"Camden's firefighters risk their lives to protect ours -- the very least we can do is ensure that they are fully prepared and protected themselves. This investment will provide them with the equipment and training to needed to safeguard families and homes." said Sen. Menendez.

The AFG program is an important component of the larger, coordinated effort to strengthen America's overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and related hazards. The purpose of the program is to award grants directly to fire departments and EMS organizations to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of first-responder personnel.

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