Hoboken Fire Department to Receive Grant

The department will be awarded more than $35,000, according to a release from U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez.

Hoboken is one of six fire departments in the state that will receive a federal grant for new equipment and training or safety operations, announced New Jersey's senators on Monday morning.

The Hoboken Fire Department sustained significant damage during Hurricane Sandy, losing multiple trucks and other aparatus.

The $35,440 that Hoboken will receive, comes through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.

In total, $640,000 is being divided among the fire departments in Hoboken, Harrison, East Windsor, Wallington, Monmouth Junction and the Township of Union.

"Our firefighters are ready to sacrifice everything in responding to emergencies and keeping our communities safe," Menendez said. "We are obligated to do everything we can to help them obtain the equipment that helps them work safely and effectively,"


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