Menendez, Booker Announce New Federal Grants for NJ Fire Departments

Menendez, Booker Announce New Federal Grants for NJ Fire Departments


WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced a combined $71,811 in federal Assistance to Firefighter grants (AFG) to improve safety and operations in Green Creek and Oceanville. The AFG program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“These grants will help ensure our first responders have the tools they need to protect their residents and communities,” said Sen. Menendez. “We must do everything we can to allow our fire departments to operate more efficiently and ensure our firefighters are properly equipped to protect themselves and keep residents safe.”

"The brave men and women in the Green Greek and Oceanville fire departments who volunteer their time and expertise will benefit from these grants and the operational support they provide, said Sen. Booker. "I'm grateful both to FEMA for its assistance and to all the New Jerseyans who valiantly choose to join our state's firefighting forces."

The following grants were awarded:

  • $52,096 Green Creek Volunteer Fire Company
  • $19,715 Oceanville Volunteer Fire Company No. 1

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.

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