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Commissioners award $213,400 in grant monies to Hunterdon County first responder agencies

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – The Board of Commissioners on Thursday awarded ten Hunterdon County first responder agencies with checks, in the total amount of $213,400, from monies made available through the County Nonprofit Grant Program.

The grant awards were presented to recipients at the Quakertown Fire Company, located at 67 Quakertown Road, in Pittstown.

“My colleagues and I would like to recognize our local officials in attendance and the dedicated first responders who risk their lives every day in service to others. When Hunterdon County received its share of State and Local Recovery Funds from the American Rescue Plan, the Commissioner Board committed itself to using these funds in a targeted and meaningful manner,” Commissioner Director Jeff Kuhl said.

“Today’s funding will go toward a variety of important needs for our first responders including obtaining personal protective gear and acquiring new equipment. Congratulations to all of the grant recipients, I am grateful that we can do something like this for the dedicated men and women that serve our communities as local fire and EMS providers,” Kuhl said.

The following departments were grant recipients:

  • Kingwood Volunteer Fire Company – $7,250.00
  • Flemington-Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad – $6,200.00
  • Lebanon Township Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. – $6,100.00
  • Kingwood First Aid – $11,000.00
  • High Bridge Fire Department – $30,475.00
  • Lambertville City Fire Department – $30,475.00
  • Whitehouse First Aid & Rescue Squad – $30,475.00
  • Quakertown Fire Company – $30,475.00
  • South Branch Emergency Services – $30,475.00
  • Pattenburg Rescue Squad – $30,475.00

Commissioner John Lanza, who also serves as the liaison to the Department of Public Safety said, “To each of the dedicated first responders present here today, a sincere thank you on behalf of my colleagues and me, our local officials, and the entirety of Hunterdon County. We truly appreciate your continued service.”

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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