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SAFER Grant provides funds for Flossmoor & Harvey fire fighters

Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant.

Funding is coming from a Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) grant program designed to provide funding to help increase or maintain highly-trained firefighters in the nation’s communities…Please click here to read the full story in the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle, or here to find out more about Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants.

Harvey, which laid off 18 firefighters earlier this year, has been awarded nearly $1 million in federal grant money to be used for “personnel matters” within the fire department, a city spokesman said.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, which provides funding to local fire departments across the country through its Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response, or SAFER grant program, awarded Harvey $921,300 for “hiring” on Aug. 31, records show. Please click here to read Zak Koeske’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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