Menendez, Booker Announce Nearly $1.4M to Support New Jersey Fire Departments

Menendez, Booker Announce Nearly $1.4M to Support New Jersey Fire Departments


WASHIONGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced a total of $1,475,584 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to support fire departments across New Jersey. The grants will allow fire departments to buy new equipment and enhance safety measures.

 “The incredible men and women in New Jersey fire departments go above and beyond their call of duty to keep our communities and families safe. The best way for us to thank them for their services is to guarantee they have the necessary means to stay safe while doing their jobs”, said Sen. Menendez. “I am proud and grateful for all their work and I promise I will continue to work to ensure New Jersey gets our fair share of these federal grants.”

“The brave men and women in firehouses across New Jersey put their lives on the line each and every day protecting our communities,” said Sen. Booker.  “It’s imperative we stand up for them by providing the necessary federal resources needed to ensure their safety and the security of our communities.”

The following departments received AFG awards:

  • $457,040 – Washington Township Fire Department (Long Valley, Morris)
  • $282,000 – Verona Volunteer Fire Department (Essex)
  • $185,000 – Somerville Fire Department (Somerset)
  • $153,637 – Vorhees Township Fire Department (Camden)
  • $142,477 – Good Will Fire Company (Belvidere, Warren)
  • $133,334 – Laureldale Volunteer Fire Rescue Company (Mays Landing, Atlantic)
  •   $96,667 – Demarest Fire Department (Demarest, Bergen)
  •   $18,286 – Westville Fire District (Westville, Gloucester)
  •     $7,143 – Hi-Nella Fire Company No. 1 (Hi-Nella, Camden)

The AFG Program supports state fire departments, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organizations and fire training academies in ensuring the growth and advancement of their ability to protect the well-being and safety of all New Jerseyans as well as first-responder personnel.