AKRON, Ohio - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced Thursday that the City of Akron Fire Department has been awarded a grant to help hire firefighters.
The funds come from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency SAFER grant program.
"Firefighters put their lives on the line each day to keep our communities safe. These new federal resources will help ensure that Akron has the skilled responders needed," Brown said.
The program provided the Akron Fire Department with $6,427,232.
The SAFER grant program supports the hiring of firefighters and the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.
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