Lautenberg, Menendez Announce More than $197,000 For North Hudson Fire Department

Lautenberg, Menendez Announce More than $197,000 For North Hudson Fire Department

Newark - U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announcedthe North Hudson Regional Fire Department has received$197,200infederal funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. Eligible uses of this grant funding include investments in training, equipment, and health programs.

"In emergency situations, New Jersey's firefighters must be ready for anything. This funding will help ensure that local firefighters are prepared for any dangers they may face,"said Senator Lautenberg, Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, which funds the AFG program."Keeping New Jersey's families safe and secure is our first priority, and grants likethis will help our first responders receive the best equipment and training available."

"Tough budget times call for tough cuts and tough decisions, but one thing we must continue to fund without question are investments in training, equipment and heath programs for our first responders,"said Senator Menendez."New Jersey firefighters put their lives on the line every time they answer a call to protect our families and our communities. It's our responsibility to make sure they have all the resources they need to carry out their job safely."

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