The grant will cover the salaries and benefits of three new firefighters, allowing the department to send out four-man crews on all calls, fire Chief
"Four people is the minimum that the
Guffey said the new hires will help the department be prepared to respond to the needs of the community while also enhancing the safety of its firefighters.
The town will cover the costs of uniforms and equipment for the three new firefighters, about
The department is one of only 300 nationwide to be awarded the grant.
Guffey said the town is finalizing the hiring process and doesn't expect the hires to be made until possibly as late as November. The positions have not yet been advertised.
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