SAFER grant

St. Louis SAFER grant
1:19 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

St. Louis gets SAFER grant for firefighters

Firefighters from IAFF Local 73 on the day they learned about possible layoffs. A federal grant may allow the city to avoid those layoffs.
(Adam Allington/St. Louis Public Radio)

Will be updated as more information becomes available

Firefighters in the city of St. Louis got some better news today.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that the department will receive $3.2 million federal funds over the next two years in the form of a SAFER grant. (That stands for Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response.)

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East St. Louis
11:49 am
Fri March 25, 2011

East St. Louis allowed to re-hire 11 firefighters, hire 11 more thanks to federal grant

(via Flickr/RealEstateZebra)

The East St. Louis Fire Department will soon be able to bolster their efforts and staffing with a federal grant, the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

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