Salem Fire Department receives federal grant

    The Salem Fire Department in South Jersey has received $57,000  from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant.

    The department is one of eight in the state to receive a portion of $454,000 in federal funding, to be used for training, equipment, personal protective equipment, health programs and other support for first-responder stations and facilities.

    Salem Fire Chief Fred Ayars told Today’s Sunbeam the department will replace a 36-year-old air compressor unit on one of the company’s trucks, which firefighters use at every fire for their air packs.


    • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

    WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal