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Pallone Announces Nearly $1million in Grants to Plainfield and Asbury Park Fire Departments

January 4, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C.—Today, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-06) announced grants awarded under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program to the Asbury Park and Plainfield Fire Departments totaling $932,500. 

“Thanks to these grants, both the Asbury Park and Plainfield Fire Departments will have the resources they need to purchase vehicles and equipment that will modernize their fleets and save lives,” said Pallone.

The AFG program is part of 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. 

The Asbury Park Fire Department, which will receive $617,500 and the Plainfield Fire Department, which will receive $315,000 will be able to use the funds to acquire equipment like pump trucks, rescue vehicles, ambulances and fireboats.

In 2011, under the U.S Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, the AFG Program delivered more than $380 million in competitive grants to the nation’s fire departments.  The Asbury Park and Plainfield Fire Departments competed with fire departments throughout the country and were awarded funding based on the strength and success of the departments and their applications.

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