WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced $407,778.57 in federal funding through the Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) program from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to ensure fire departments across New Jersey have the resources to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) and other related supplies. This funding was secured in the CARES Act that passed last year and will help fire departments respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This funding is critical to ensuring firefighters have the resources and equipment to continue protecting their communities,” said Sen. Menendez. “Firefighters across the state have been on the frontlines of the pandemic and need robust federal support in order to protect the health and safety of themselves and others. I look forward to working with the Biden Administration in our shared commitment to supporting firefighters and first responders.”
“As New Jersey’s brave firefighters work to protect others in the midst of this ongoing public health crisis, we must ensure they have the latest training and equipment to keep themselves and our communities safe,” said Sen. Booker. “I will continue to fight for federal funding like this and let our first responders know they will never stand alone.”

The following departments were awarded funding:

·       Berlin Twp.                                  $2,359.38

·       Bloomfield                                    $9,107.67

·       Dover                                          $27,866.00

·       Edison                                         $38,597.18

·       Elmwood Park                             $4,660.48

·       Fair Haven                                   $12,862.21

·       Garfield                                        $58,054.12

·       Hopewell Twp.                             $11,446.50

·       Jackson                                       $11,829.58

·       Lebanon Twp.                              $3,400.00

·       Little Falls                                    $10,900.86

·       Madison                                      $42,665.70

·       Morristown                                   $15,952.38

·       Mt. Laurel                                     $5,018.18

·       North Plainfield                             $3,193.34

·       Port Republic                               $4,761.90

·       Ramsey                                       $17,047.62

·       Red Bank                                    $3,477.14

·       Ringwood                                     $15,409.52

·       Roselle                                        $22,727.27

·       Saddle Brook                               $1,827.67

·       Secaucus                                     $17,467.05

·       Stockton                                      $4,018.60

·       Sussex Boro.                               $2,415.43

·       Vineland                                      $39,171.48

·       Washington Twp. (Gloucester)     $4,354.09

·       Washington Twp. (Morris)            $2,651.31

·       Willingboro                                   $14,535.91