LoBiondo Announces Fire Grant to Bridgeton

May 12, 2017

MAYS LANDING, NJ – U. S. Congressman Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) today announced a federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) totaling $65,455 to the City of Bridgeton’s Fire Department. Since the program began in 2001, New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District fire and emergency response organizations have received more than $25 million under AFG.

“First responders put their lives on the line for South Jersey residents every day. Their dedication to ensuring our safety is one of a kind,” said LoBiondo, a member of the Congressional Fire Caucus. “The AFG program continues to provide first responders with the equipment they need to get the job done, which saves lives and protects our communities.”

The Bridgeton Fire Department has received a total of $267,955 in grants from the Department of Homeland Security’s AFG program. 

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program awards grants directly to fire departments and emergency services to support their efforts to protect the communities they serve. The Fiscal Year 2016 program will award approximately $310.5 million in competitive grants to first responder organizations across the country to obtain needed, equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources required to protect the public and emergency personnel and related hazards.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers the program. Last summer Congressman LoBiondo’s office hosted two local seminars for area fire departments to highlight the benefits of this grant program and assist with the application process. They were held in cooperation with Senator Cory Booker’s office. LoBiondo has sponsored similar seminars for more than a decade. More information can be found at www.fema.gov/firegrants/

 

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