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Menendez, Booker Announce $86K In Federal Funding to Enhance Firefighter Operations

and Safety Efforts in Tabernacle Fire Dept.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 2, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)— U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced $86,667 in federal funding by the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for the Tabernacle Rescue Squad in Tabernacle, NJ.

“The brave and selfless first responders throughout New Jersey put their lives at risk every day to protect the safety and well-being of our families, and they deserve to have the best resources and training to keep themselves and our communities safe”, said Sen. Menendez. “Our access to federal funding helps guarantee the constant development and growth of our state programs, specifically our emergency response programs. I will continue fighting to bring these federal grants to the great state of New Jersey.”

“First responders throughout our great state work tirelessly to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey families,” said Sen. Booker.  “It is our duty to make sure these valiant men and women have the tools necessary to continue protecting and serving our communities. This federal investment takes an important step in fulfilling that mission by providing the Tabernacle Rescue Squad the resources they need to keep themselves and our families safe.”

The AFG Program supports state fire departments, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organizations and fire training academies in ensuring the growth and advancement of their ability to protect the well-being and safety of all New Jerseyans as well as first-responder personnel. Through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) this grant was awarded to South Jersey through a rigorous and competitive process organized by fire-service experts.