Menendez, Booker Announce $112K to Protect Robbinsville Firefighters

Menendez, Booker Announce $112K to Protect Robbinsville Firefighters

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) today announced a $111,585 federal Assistance to Firefighter grant (AFG) to improve safety and operations in Robbinsville.  The funding will be used to purchase 16 new self-contained breathing apparatus units for Robbinsville firefighters.  The AFG program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“This grant will allow our fire departments to operate more efficiently and keep both our firefighters and residents as safe as possible,” said Sen. Menendez. “We must do everything we can to ensure our first responders have the tools necessary to protect our communities on a daily basis.”

“The equipment these federal grants will provide to the brave firefighters of Robbinsville will protect them as they protect their communities,” said Sen. Booker. “Our firefighters deserve the best equipment to carry out their job and I will continue to fight to bring federal dollars home so that we can help deliver these critical tools to the brave men and women in fire departments all over New Jersey.”

The AFG program provides funding to enhance response capabilities, as well as to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public and emergency response personnel.