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Brighton Fire awarded grant to hire firefighters

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Brighton Fire awarded grant to hire firefighters

BRIGHTON--Brighton Fire was recently awarded a Federal SAFER Grant (Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.




The grant value is $690,000 and will allow the District to hire six new employees who will be trained as firefighters and paramedics.  The grant is intended to help cover the cost of the hiring and training of the firefighters for two years. After those two years, Brighton Fire will be responsible for maintaining the salary of the new staff. The grant will improve service to all areas of the fire district and allow the district to begin training its firefighter personnel to have a dual function as paramedics. The new employees will start on September 10.




Firefighter Ken Maine wrote the grant application for the District.  Without his hard work, we would not have received the grant money that will benefit our Fire district and the entire community we serve.


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