Congressman Sires Announce SAFER Grant Award for Hoboken Fire Department
(Washington D.C.) – Congressman Sires congratulated the Hoboken Fire Department for receiving a grant worth $667, 539 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding was awarded by the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program which seeks to increase the number of trained firefighters in communities. This program provides grants to fire department and volunteer firefighter organizations in order to allow them to hire new career firefighters, rehire recently laid-off firefighters, or to recruit or retain firefighters.
“I am very pleased that the Hoboken Fire Department has received this award which will allow our communities to have a faster, safer, and more efficient emergency response,” said Rep. Sires. “This critical funding will provide our emergency responders with the necessary tools to continue keeping our communities safe.”