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September 24, 2014
25 Firefighters on Duty 24/7 Year-Round in 50-Square-Mile District  New York, NY -- “Eighty-four percent of our members have gear that is ten years old and the other 16 percent have no gear at all...
September 19, 2014
Eatontown, N.J.-- When an incident reaches the point that it’s unsafe for people to remain in the immediate area, getting everyone evacuated as safely and quickly as possible becomes crucial. One of...
September 16, 2014
Federal Funding Also Offers Upgrades in Training New York, NY -- An award from the federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program will outfit 46 volunteer firefighters in Secaucus, New Jersey...
September 12, 2014
Eatontown, N.J. --  Hurricane season officially begins each year on June 1, but unlike firemen’s fairs, cookouts and fun at the beach, the season for hurricanes doesn’t end along with the summer. As...
September 5, 2014
Eatontown, N.J. --  September is the time of year when those big yellow school buses start making their rounds, offering safe passage to school for millions of kids across the nation. For parents,...
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...
August 7, 2014
New York, NY, August 7, 2014 – Thirty-six self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBAs) will replace outmoded equipment used by three regional fire companies in Upper Deerfield Township, in New Jersey...
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...

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