Pallone Announces $192,473 Federal Grant for South Plainfield Fire Department
Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced today that the South Plainfield Fire Department has been awarded a $192,473 in federal grants from the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. The grant will enhance South Plainfield’s ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as its first-responders, by updating its respiratory equipment. The equipment includes air packs, breathing apparatus, and face protectors.
“Our firefighters do incredible work and risk their lives on a daily basis”, said Pallone. “This funding ensures these brave individuals have the equipment they need to be safe while they continue to do their jobs and save lives.”
The AFG program is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security and is part of a coordinated effort to improve the nation’s ability to respond to emergency situations. Since its implementation in 2001, the AFG program has provided over $6 billion to fire departments and EMS organizations across the country.