RELEASE: Four Days Until Hackensack City Council Turns Down .4 Million Federal Grant for Firefighter Staffing

Above: Gottheimer in Hackensack this week to urge the City Council to accept the federal grant he helped claw back for firefighter staffing. HACKEN...

November 16, 2022
6:10 AM

Above: Gottheimer in Hackensack this week to urge the City Council to accept the federal grant he helped claw back for firefighter staffing. HACKENSACK, NJ — Today, November 15, 2022, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) is highlighting that the Hackensack City Council has four more days to reconsider their decision to turn down a nearly $2.4 million federal grant to hire 12 new firefighters.  'We know that the Hackensack Fire Department averages around four retirements each year. We know that a public safety report called for Hackensack to consider increasing the Fire Department's response capabilities because the city is growing.