October 2, 2018 In The News, Media

Westville, Gloucester City Fire Depts. Receive Assistance to Firefighter Grants

South Jersey Observer
October 2, 2018

On October 2, 2018, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that five South Jersey Fire Departments have been awarded $827,558 total in Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This federal funding will allow the departments to hire more firefighters, buy new equipment and enhance safety measures.

“This federal funding will help protect those who are protecting us,” said Congressman Donald Norcross. “These grants will allow our local departments to hire more firefighters and ensure our first responders have the equipment they need to best serve our communities day in and day out. We must do all we can to keep our firehouses well-staffed and keep our firefighters as safe as possible when they are battling fires and saving lives.”

Amounts of the South Jersey AFG Awards:

  • $641,905 – Laurel Springs Fire Department (in Laurel Springs)
  • $153,367 – Voorhees Township Fire Department (in Voorhees)
  • $18,285 – Westville Fire District (in Westville)
  • $7,143 – Hi-Nella Fire Company No. 1 (in Hi-Nella)
  • $6,858 – Gloucester City Fire Company (in Gloucester City)

Upcoming First Responders Grant Workshop

This announcement precedes Norcross’ First Responders Grant Workshop on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the James “Bud” Mullen Community Center, 29 E. Browning Road, Bellmawr, which will provide local departments with information about the first responders grant application process so they can take advantage of future funding opportunities.

“Voorhees Township appreciates receipt of the Homeland Security Grant,” said Mayor Michael Mignona of Voorhees. “Keeping our families safe will always be our most important job.”

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