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Delta Twp. Fire Department to hire new firefighters

Posted at 10:52 AM, Jul 22, 2017

The Delta Township Fire Department will be able to hire six new full-time firefighters.

They'll be receiving $916,115 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program.

"The Delta Township Fire Department's three stations cover a large region responding to over 7,000 calls last year," said John Clark, Delta Township Fire Chief. "This award will allow us to hire six more firefighters, put two more firefighters on duty for each shift, and most importantly increases our capacity to respond to emergencies."

The SAFER Program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).