East Windsor Fire Department Receives $45k Grant

Funds can be invested in new equipment and training or safety operations.

The East Windsor Volunteer Fire Department #2 was one of six departments statewide to receive part of more than $640,000 in federal funding this week.

U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced Monday the awarding of the funds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. East Windsor received $45,000, money that can be invested in new equipment and training or safety operations.

“Our firefighters are ready to sacrifice everything in responding to emergencies and keeping our communities safe," said Sen. Menendez via release. "We are obligated to do everything we can to help them obtain the equipment that helps them work safely and effectively. I am proud to have fought to keep the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program from being eliminated in the last Congress. I am committed to fighting for federal resources to aid our first responders in the new congressional session.”

Locally, the Monmouth Junction Volunteer Fire Department also received a $231,434 grant through the program.

Bettie Witherspoon January 11, 2013 at 02:32 PM
May the Lord richly bless all those who serve by protecting and saving others, while putting themselves at risk. Thank you to all.
Rocky January 12, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Amen to that!
Christina Valentino January 13, 2013 at 01:41 AM
I hope they get a oxygen mask to save family pets


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