U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez (both D-NJ) announced $246,997.93 in federal funding for the Hoboken, North Hudson Regional, and Secaucus Fire Departments.
“This funding is critical and will ensure our firefighters can continue to protect our communities across the state. The best way to show our gratitude to the men and women who risk their lives is by providing them with the tools, resources, and support they need to do their jobs safely and efficiently,” Menendez said in a statement.
The Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) funding is earmarked to improve safety and operations in local fire departments across New Jersey.
The AFG program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
“Each day, New Jersey’s firefighters run into danger and risk their lives to protect us. I’m proud to secure over $2 million in funding that will provide them with the equipment and resources they need to perform their jobs safely and effectively, and protect their communities,” Booker added.
North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue received $170,076.36, the Secaucus Fire Department secured $38,617.03, and the Hoboken Fire Department notched $38,304.54.