Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced on June 21, 2012 that the Borough of Highlands Fire Department has been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). Highlands Fire Department will receive $ 665,000 to purchase a new fire truck.
The AFG program is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is part of a coordinated effort to improve the nation’s ability to respond to emergency situations. Congressman Pallone co-hosted a workshop on Monday, June 18 for local fire departments that provided information on the federal grants available to fire departments.
Over the past year, more than one million dollars in grant money has been awarded to fire departments in the sixth Congressional district to improve community emergency services.