Money allocated for firefighting purchases

25 September, 1985

Money allocated for firefighting purchases

TRENTON—Municipalities in the Princeton area will receive funds to purchase firefighting equipment under a measure signed by Gov. Thomas H. Kean Thursday.

Under the bill, a total of $2.8 million is provided for volunteer fire companies to purchase equipment and $5.2 million is allocated to fire departments with paid firefighters to hire additional staff.

Equipment that may be purchases under the measure includes extrication tools, boots, helmets, fire hoses, insurance, maintenance and repair to fire apparatus and vehicles, training. The money may not be used for purchasing any vehicle or building.

The following towns, all of which have volunteer fire departments, are expected to receive the following:

Princeton Borough $6,776; Princeton Township $7,704; Lawrence Township $11,105; Plainsboro $3,156; West Windsor $4,809; Hopewell Borough $1,127; Hopewell Township $6,133; Montgomery $4,444; and Rocky Hill $404.



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