FEMA AFG Grant Awarded for Communications Equipment

The Oradell Fire Department announced today that they will receive a 2019 FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) in the amount of $223,402.38. The grant will help fund new communications equipment, replacing current units that are 18 years old.

The Oradell Fire Department determined that radio communications is the most mission-critical component in need of priority replacement.  The federal funding for this project will help replace antiquated, non-compliant portable and mobile communications equipment.  The goals for this project are to improve the interoperability capabilities of the department and increasing the safety of firefighters and community members.

The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

Fund Drive 2019 Wrap Up

This Sunday, members of the fire department will be making a final push on our 2019 fund raising season by walking door-to-door starting around 10:30am. There is still opportunity to donate. Donations can be picked-up, mailed-in, or made online.

Thanks as always to the residents of Oradell for your continued support!

History was made in Oradell tonight.

After 100 years of American LaFrance fire apparatus in Oradell, a new 2019 Pierce Enforcer Pumper backed into fire headquarters tonight.

Many thanks to the Department’s Leadership, Apparatus Committee, Fire Commissioner & Council President Tracy Schoenberg, Mayor Didio, & the other members of the council for their continued support.

More to come, should be on the street soon.