Eight New Firefighters to Be Hired

The City will utilize a federal grant from the Staffing Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program to hire eight new firefighters. Federal funds will substantially defray local costs for these new personnel during the next five years. We anticipate assigning the new staff to our downtown area, as part of the City’s comprehensive effort to ensure that our growing central business district is appropriately serviced. Congresswoman Nita Lowey was very helpful in obtaining the grant.