Secaucus Fire Department gets nearly $20k from CARES Act to purchase PPE, other essentials

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The Secaucus Fire Department received nearly $20,000 in CARES Act funding to purchase PPE and other essentials, U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) announced.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Firefighters put their lives on the line every single day protecting their communities. No doubt, the pandemic has made their jobs more challenging and has put their own health and safety at greater risk,” Menendez said in a joint statement.

“This funding will ensure firehouses have the resources to equip first responders with the protective gear they need to ensure their safety, while they’re on the job protecting ours.”

Throughout the state, 18 different fire departments received funding through the Assistance to Firefighter Grants, with Secaucus – the only one in Hudson County – netting $19,660.79.

“New Jersey’s brave first responders keep our families and our communities safe. As our firefighters risk their own lives to protect those of others, particularly in the midst of this public health crisis, we must ensure they have the resources they need to remain out of harm’s way,” added Booker.