Menendez, Booker announce $2.4M in federal grants to N.J. fire depts., including $213k for Bayonne

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U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (D-NJ) have announced $2,319,578.21 in federal grants to 14 different fire departments throughout the state, including $213,077.27 for Bayonne.

Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“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.

“This funding is critical and will ensure our firefighters can continue to protect our communities across the state.”

The Assistance to Firefighter Grant program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is utilized to improve safety and overall operations at local departments.

“Every day, our firefighters and EMTs answer the call of duty despite the dangers in order to protect New Jersey residents and their communities,” added Booker.

“We have an obligation to ensure that these brave individuals have the equipment and training they need to best serve us, which is why I am proud to announce this critical funding that will help enhance operations and safety for fire and EMS departments across our state.”