Runyan Announces Competitive Grant Award to Cinnaminson Fire Department

Mar 20, 2013

Washington D.C. -- Congressman Jon Runyan (NJ-3) announced today that the Cinnaminson Fire Department will be the recipient of a competitive, federal grant for $152,000. The grant is being provided by the Department of Homeland Security through their Assistance to Firefighters Grant (FIRE). As a result, the Cinnaminson Fire Department will be using these grant funds to provide radios to firefighters from Cinnaminson, Palmyra, Riverton, and the Palmyra, Riverton, Cinnaminson Emergency Medical Service to better their abilities to communicate on the fireground.

“Communication on the fireground is important to the safety of citizens and firefighters alike,” said Congressman Runyan. “Investing in our firefighters is an investment in our communities. I am happy to see that this grant will directly benefit Cinnaminson, Palmyra, Riverton and communities all over Burlington and Camden Counties”.

William Kramer, Jr., Chief of the Cinnaminson Fire Department, thanked his staff for their hard work on preparing the application and stated, “These new radios will allow us to communicate with fire departments in Burlington and Camden Counties.  Interoperability is vitally important for the safety of firefighters operating from different jurisdictions at the same incident.”  

Representative Runyan is a member of the Congressional Fire Caucus and is a champion of the FIRE and SAFER grants program. In the 112th Congress he authored a budget-neutral amendment to increase funding for FIRE and SAFER grants by $2.5 million each. This bi-partisan amendment passed the House of Representatives unanimously.

The Congressman’s office provides assistance to entities attempting to navigate the federal grant process through his district offices in Burlington and Ocean Counties. They can be reached at (856) 780-6436 and (732) 279-6013, respectively. Please feel free to contact the offices Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.