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.

     

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