Menendez, Booker Announce $1.4M in Federal Grants to Protect NJ Firefighters

Menendez, Booker Announce $1.4M in Federal Grants to Protect NJ Firefighters

North Hudson, Maywood, Demarest, Cedarville, High Bridge, Port Murray, Mauricetown Fire Depts. Receiving Funding

NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced the awarding of a combined $1,424,179 in federal Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) funding to improve safety and operations in local volunteer and professional fire departments across New Jersey. The AFG program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“Our firefighters risk their lives every day to protect us.  Investing in them is an investment in our own safety and the safety of our families, said Sen. Menendez.  “These federal grants will help ensure our firefighters have the tools and resources they need to protect themselves and keep their residents and communities safe.”

“We have an obligation to provide the brave men and women on the front lines protecting our communities the resources they need to keep themselves and our communities safe,” said Sen. Booker.  "Federal investments like this in New Jersey’s local fire departments underscore our commitment to the safety of our brave first responders."

The following grants were awarded: 

  • $745,082      North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue (Hudson)
  • $189,248      Maywood Fire Dept. (Bergen)
  • $168,000      Demarest Fire Dept. (Bergen)
  • $142,858      Cedarville Fire Dept. (Cumberland)
  • $105,953      High Bridge Fire Dept. (Hunterdon)
  • $48,488        Port Murray Mansfield Twp. Fire Co. #1 (Warren)
  • $24,550        Mauricetown Bd. of Fire Commissioners Commercial Twp.

District II (Cumberland)

Since it was established in 2001, New Jersey has received nearly $160 million in funding from the AFG program to enhance response capabilities, as well as to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public and emergency response personnel.