Lance: Milford Fire Awarded 141k federal grant
FLEMINGTON, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced that the Milford Fire Company has been awarded a $141,000 grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funds will be used to replace important equipment like air packs and associated compressed air bottles.
“The Milford Fire Company needs the best tools when entering a dangerous situation. FEMA earned this merit-based grant to assist local firefighters in making sure they had the best equipment to protect life and property. I’m proud of the team at the Milford Fire Company, under the direction of Chief Fleck, for the work they do in Milford and surrounding communities.” said Lance.
Milford Mayor Henri Schepens added, “Since 1911 the Milford Fire Company has served our Borough as well as the surrounding communities. We are very proud of our volunteer First Responders for their outstanding dedication and commitment. Last year Station 92 responded to 125 calls. In order to keep all their equipment up to date and certified, Chief Fleck and Firefighter Gordon continuously conduct fundraising and apply for grants. This grant award is critical and will be used to purchase replacement air bottles, packs and face pieces to enable firefighters to access burning structures. I appreciate Congressman Lance’s support of the SAFER grant programs and the Milford Fire Company.”
As a member of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, the Seventh District lawmaker has voted to increase federal investments in both the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs. These programs were created by Congress to help address the significant staffing, equipment, training and health and safety needs of our Nation's First Responders.