Category Archives: first responders

Pallone Announces Grant to All-Volunteer First Responder Squad in Atlantic Highlands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 2, 2012

First Responders to Receive Funds for Improved Equipment and Training Opportunities

WASHINGTON D.C.—Today, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-06) announced the Atlantic Highlands First Aid and Safety Squad will be awarded a $13,381 grant under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.

“Thanks to this grant, the Atlantic Highlands First Aid and Safety Squad will have more resources for training and equipment so they may continue to provide valuable, free medical services in the community,” said Pallone.

The AFG program is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security and is part of a coordinated effort to improve the nation’s ability to respond to emergencies.

The Atlantic Highlands First Aid and Safety Squad is an all-volunteer emergency medical services and rescue operation which provides the Atlantic Highlands with free, around-the-clock emergency medical services. The Squad will be able to use the funds for training and equipment.

In 2011, under the U.S Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, the AFG Program delivered more than $380 million in competitive grants to the nation’s fire departments and first responders. The Atlantic Highlands First Aid and Safety Squad competed with fire departments and first responders throughout the country and were awarded funding based on the strength and success of the organization and their applications.

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President Obama’s Weekly Address 9/10/11: Coming Together as One Nation to Remember

President Obama marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks and pays tribute to the first responders, those serving our nation in the military, and those who lost their lives on that tragic day.

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Highlands Thanks Local PD, FD, EMS for Irene Response Sunday 9/11/11

Local officials in conjunction with Quick Check will host a “Welcome Back Highlands” celebration to thank Police, Fire, EMS and Volunteers for their hard work during Hurricaine Irene and welcome back local residents who had evacuated.

FREE REFRESHMENTS (INCLUDING PASTRIES AND COFFEE) WILL BE PROVIDED COMPLIMENTS OF QUICK CHEK – ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND. FIRST RESPONDERS AND VOLUNTEERS FROM NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES WILL ALSO BE TREATED AS GUESTS OF HONOR.

Where -Veteran’s Park, located near 20 Bay Ave Highlands NJ 07732 (Monmouth County)

When Sunday, September 11th, 2011 at 4pm.

Why – Both the residents of Highlands, NJ and Quick Chek highly value the numerous contributions made to our community by our first responders and citizen volunteers during Hurricane Irene and wish to say thanks as well as bring the entire community together.

Press Contact: Councilman Connelly at 908-309-9598

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President Obama’s Weekly Address 8/27/11: Coming Together to Remember

WASHINGTON— In this week’s address, President Obama called on the American people to come together in the spirit of service and remembrance as we approach the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. All Americans can pay tribute to those who lost their lives during 9/11 by visiting Serve.Gov to find ways to help within their own communities. Through even the smallest of actions, we can reclaim the sense of unity that followed the attacks, and demonstrate that our sense of common purpose is just as strong today as it was ten years ago. Americans can once again come together to mark this solemn anniversary with service, and move towards a bright future as one nation.

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>Fundraiser for 9/11 First Responders

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MIDDLESEX, MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES UNITING TO SUPPORT OUR HEROES
Peter Grandich and Vin Gopal invite you to a fundraiser

in support of 9/11 first responders still suffering from health effects as a result of their heroism on September 11th of 2001.

Trinity Restaurant
84 Broad Street
Keyport, New Jersey

August 19th, 2010
7:00pm to 9:00pm

SPONSORED BY:
Market Me!
Monitor Newspapers
Trinity Financial
Dr. Steve Silberberg
Deborah Weiss, Broker Associate with Critelli & Kilbride Realtors
The Network Connection, LLC
Birdsall Services Group
Creative Approach, NJ
Keyport IHOP
Wells Fargo
Donna Rotunno – Independent Distributor
Trinity Restaurant
Tandem Radio

WE WILL BE HONORING THE FOLLOWING ELECTED OFFICIALS FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING AND ARDENT SUPPORT OF H.R. 847, 9/11 HEALTH & COMPENSATION ACTS

FEDERAL LEVEL
U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone Jr.

STATE LEVEL
State Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini

LOCAL LEVEL
Beachwood Mayor Ron Jones

TICKETS: $35

BUSINESS SPONSORSHIPS:

$100 – Recognition of business at event, ability to leave fliers and literature at table + 1 event ticket.

$250 – Receive a 45 second commercial for your business at the event, ability to leave fliers and literature at table + 3 event tickets.

For more information, please contact vin.gopal.2008@gmail.com

The primary mission of the FealGood Foundation, a non-profit organization, is to spread awareness and educate the public about the catastrophic health effects on 9/11 first responders, as well as to provide assistance to relieve these great heroes of the financial burdens placed on them over the last eight years. A secondary goal of the Foundation is to create a network of advocacy on 9/11 healthcare issues. We not only advocate for Ground Zero workers, but show others how they can advocate for themselves and help others through grassroots activism – For more information, please visit http://www.fealgoodfoundation.com/
If you cannot attend the event, but would like to send a check to the foundation,

FealGood Foundation
144 Shenandoah Blvd.
Nesconset, NY 11767

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Rush Holt: 2008 End of Year Report

At the end of every year, I send out a report highlighting the various ways a representative can help you. This mailer is being sent to postal patrons in Central New Jersey , but I wanted to provide the online version in advance.

Some examples from the report of how I have responded to various needs that people have brought before me are creating property tax deductions for homeowners who do not itemize on their federal tax returns, obtaining emergency travel papers for a Ewing resident to return home from overseas, securing $240,000 for a job training program at Brookdale Community College to help unemployed and underemployed workers, and hosting a day in Washington D.C. for Central New Jersey first responders to meet with Congressional leaders and Administration officials.

Next year will be a historic one for our nation, as we confront numerous challenges, including an economy in crisis. As we continue to face these challenges, I need to know your thoughts and your concerns. I look forward to hearing from you, whether by phone (toll-free at 1-87-RUSH-HOLT), e-mail, or in person in Washington or in your community.
Sincerely,

RUSH HOLT
Member of Congress

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>Rush Holt: 2008 End of Year Report

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At the end of every year, I send out a report highlighting the various ways a representative can help you. This mailer is being sent to postal patrons in Central New Jersey , but I wanted to provide the online version in advance.

Some examples from the report of how I have responded to various needs that people have brought before me are creating property tax deductions for homeowners who do not itemize on their federal tax returns, obtaining emergency travel papers for a Ewing resident to return home from overseas, securing $240,000 for a job training program at Brookdale Community College to help unemployed and underemployed workers, and hosting a day in Washington D.C. for Central New Jersey first responders to meet with Congressional leaders and Administration officials.

Next year will be a historic one for our nation, as we confront numerous challenges, including an economy in crisis. As we continue to face these challenges, I need to know your thoughts and your concerns. I look forward to hearing from you, whether by phone (toll-free at 1-87-RUSH-HOLT), e-mail, or in person in Washington or in your community.
Sincerely,

RUSH HOLT
Member of Congress

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