Menendez, Booker Announce $60K to Support West New York Fire Department

Menendez, Booker Announce $60K to Support West New York Fire Department

   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced $59,670 in federal funding from the Department of Homeland Security to support the North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue department. The grant will allow the department to buy new equipment and enhance safety measures.

“Firefighters protect us all 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. They work through weekends and holidays that others take for granted,” said Sen. Menendez. “It’s their responsibility to protect us and our responsibility to protect them. This funding will help to ensure that these heroes have the resources they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.”

“First responders throughout our great state work tirelessly to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey families,” said Sen. Booker.  “It is our duty to make sure these valiant men and women have the tools necessary to continue protecting and serving our communities. This federal investment takes an important step in fulfilling that mission by providing North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue the resources they need to keep themselves and our families safe.”

The AFG Program supports state fire departments, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organizations and fire training academies to improve their ability to protect the well-being and safety of all Americans and first responders.