The Cherry Hill Fire Department released the following information about the Department receiving federal funds that help provide funding for staffing, equipment, and training.
Over the last five years, the Cherry Hill Fire Department has worked with Congressman Donald Norcross to secure critical funding for staffing, equipment and training. The federal funds, going back to 2018, total more than $4.3 million and have made key components of an operational fire department possible for the largest municipality in Camden County.
Through the hiring of eight new firefighters through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant and training through the Assistance to Firefighter grants, the Cherry Hill Fire Department has continued to provide resources and expertise that improves and enhances public safety in the Township and the larger region. These resources are critical to maintaining and enhancing the jobs of the firefighters and emergency medical technicians throughout Cherry Hill.
“As a resident and a county commissioner, I can speak firsthand to the importance of the fire department and all they do, not just for Cherry Hill, but for the county and South Jersey as a whole,” Commissioner Melinda Kane said. “These federal funds for new firefighters have been critical to ensuring the health and welfare of my neighbors and community.”