Menendez, Booker Announce Over $150K to Protect Firefighters in Hunterdon, Gloucester

Menendez, Booker Announce Over $150K to Protect Firefighters in Hunterdon, Gloucester


WASHINGTON, DC – US Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today announced the awarding of a combined $153,776 federal Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) to improve safety and operations for the Kingwood Township Volunteer Fire Company and Williamstown Fire Company #1. The AFG program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

 “Our brave firefighters never hesitate to put their lives on the line to keep New Jersey communities safe,” said Sen. Menendez. “This grant is a sound investment that will help ensure they have adequate tools and proper equipment needed to protect themselves and our families.”

“The courageous men and women serving in fire departments all across New Jersey deserve the resources they need to do their jobs safely and effectively,” said Sen. Booker. “This funding will enable the Kingwood Township and Williamstown fire departments to better support their firefighters as they bravely serve our communities.”

The following grants were announced:

  • Kingwood Township Volunteer Fire Company (Hunterdon): $131,048.00
  • Williamstown Fire Company #1 (Gloucester): $22,728.00

 
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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