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Pallone Announces $14,762 Fire Safety and Prevention Grant for Oceanport

September 14, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC --- U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today announced that the Oceanport Fire Department has been awarded a $14,762 federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) for Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S). The purpose of the AFG program is to award grants directly to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service (EMS) organizations to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of first-responder personnel, with respect to fire and fire related hazards.

"I am very pleased that the Department of Homeland Security has selected the Oceanport Fire Department to receive this federal grant," Pallone said.  "These funds will allow our first responders to enhance their fire prevention program and reduce the incidences of injury or death, helping them to continue the vital services they provide to our community."

The Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants are a part of the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which is designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate deaths and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards. Funding under FP&S also supports Firefighter Safety, Research and Development (R&D) activities. The allocation of FP&S awards is a highly competitive process; awards are determined based on an applicant’s ability to both address FP&S program priorities and provide the most compelling justification for their need. Applicants whose requests meet these criteria are reviewed by a review panel composed of fire service personnel.