The grant "will allow us actually to get to the minimum staffing of 15 (on the scene of a benchmark structure fire), adding these three guys," Chief
"We are building towards opening a new fire station in a couple of years and the city is allowing us to hire additional personnel," Boyd explained. "(The grant) enables us to have the personnel earlier than the opening of the station. It allows us to gain some experience and, at the same time, it also enables us to operate in a safer manner."
"It's a big win for us," Boyd added.
The funds will be distributed over three years and will cover part of the salaries and benefits of the soon-to-be-hired firefighters.
"Firefighters are on the front lines of keeping our communities safe, and they deserve every resource possible at their disposal," said Cornyn in the release. "I applaud area leaders for their work to obtain this grant, and I'm grateful to the Trump administration for supporting
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