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August 29, 2014
NJ Firefighters to Receive New Breathing Apparatuses Stanhope Wins Federal Grant of Nearly $158,000 New York, NY -- The 3,548 residents of the Borough of Stanhope will be safer because the town’s 40...
August 28, 2014
New York, NY -- The Atlantic City Fire Department has some 250 full-time firefighters and six fire stations serving a southern New Jersey population of 40,000.  The department received last month a...
August 22, 2014
Eatontown, NJ -- In October of 2012, storm surges caused by Hurricane Sandy rose from the waters of Newark Bay and engulfed the 152-acre Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission’s wastewater treatment...
August 19, 2014
New York, NY -- Chautauqua County’s city of Dunkirk will receive a mobile burn unit that will allow the New York fire department and the county’s 42 other departments to conduct live-fire training. ...
August 11, 2014
EATONTOWN, N.J -- When Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi was promoted to Director of Cape May County’s Emergency Management Communications Center in August 2013, he found himself with two things: another...
July 31, 2014
Federal Grant Provides Upgraded Gear to Irvington Township New York, NY, July 31, 2014 – Irvington Township will receive 28 self-contained breathing apparatuses to replace outdated equipment that no...
July 30, 2014
New York, NY -- The fire district of Watkins Glen, New York is 58 square miles.  Only some 20 percent of their area – roughly 12 square miles – is equipped with fire hydrants, posing a major...
July 28, 2014
New York, NY, July 28, 2014 -- In addition to its other widespread destruction, Hurricane Sandy also undermined the effectiveness of multiple sets of the Atlantic City Fire Department’s (ACFD)...
July 18, 2014
EATONTOWN, N.J. – When the NJ-Sandy Recovery Office moved from their previous facility in Lincroft to new office space in Eatontown last June, FEMA’s state partners moved their offices, too. FEMA’s...
July 14, 2014
EATONTOWN, N.J. -- New Jersey comes by its nickname, “The Garden State,” honestly, as the agricultural industry brings more than $987 million into the state’s economy. The state is among the top ten...
July 8, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New York to supplement...
July 8, 2014
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of New York.Assistance...
June 26, 2014
LINCROFT, N.J. -- With another hurricane season just getting under way, residents of New Jersey may look upon the prospect of another storm with a great deal more apprehension than they felt before...
June 18, 2014
LINCROFT, N.J. -- Frederick Ziegler promises his rebuilt house in Point Pleasant Beach will be just as spotless as he left his FEMA mobile home at Green Acres Manor in Howell Township. Mr. Frederick...
June 9, 2014
NEW YORK – Area parks and beaches that Hurricane Sandy left in shambles are opening, heralding another summer season. They also serve as tangible signs that New York is steadily recovering from the...
May 30, 2014
LINCROFT, N.J. – New Jersey’s 21 counties are following the state’s lead in developing hazard mitigation plans that will ensure all of the state’s 565 municipalities will be eligible for federal...
May 28, 2014
LINCROFT, N.J. ­-- Millions of people enjoy living near the water, but few people actually want to live in it. When a property or a neighborhood experiences repeated flooding, costs for the property...
May 22, 2014
LINCROFT, N.J. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has closed its first Public Assistance projects undertaken in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The first two large projects FEMA and the State of...
May 21, 2014
LINCROFT, N.J. – Beach, softball and picnic season offers lots of opportunities for outdoor fun. Most of us look forward to these sunny day celebrations all year, but unfortunately Mother Nature...
May 20, 2014
LINCROFT, N.J. -- The New York and New Jersey Sandy Recovery field offices are supporting a national initiative to maximize resilience and minimize risk. FEMA is encouraging those rebuilding from...

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