Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced today that the Monmouth Beach Fire Co. will receive a $161,755 fire grant. The grant money will be spent on operations and safety programs, including personal protective equipment. The grant will be awarded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).The Monmouth Beach Fire Co. is an all-volunteer organization serving the residents and businesses in Monmouth Beach. The Fire Company also serves as a first responder to critical infrastructure such as a major power substation and sewage treatment facility that serves several communities in New Jersey’s 6th District.
“Our brave firefighters deserve the best equipment possible as they put their lives on the line for us,” said Pallone. “This funding will make a difference locally by making it safer for local firefighters and first responders to do their job and save lives.”
The AFG Program is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and is focused on improving fire companies’ capacity to respond to critical situations and to improve firefighter and public safety. Pallone is a strong supporter of both the AFG Program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program to help address staffing, equipment, training, and safety needs of fire departments.