Saginaw to get $2M grant to stave off fire department cuts - WNEM TV 5

Saginaw to get $2M grant to stave off fire department cuts

Posted: Updated:

The city of Saginaw says it's getting a roughly $2 million federal grant to help its fire department maintain staffing levels and keep fire stations open.

In a news release Wednesday, the city said it was notified by U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee's office that the city's grant request will be approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The grant comes from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program.

According to the city, FEMA's confirmation of the grant is expected Friday.

The grant would help the city avoid having to lay off 13 firefighters and close two of four fire stations. A previous grant from FEMA was set to expire in June, but was extended through September.

Copyright 2015 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.