R.I. fire departments to receive $5.9M from feds to hire 24 firefighters

THREE RHODE ISLAND fire departments have been allocated $5.9 million in federal funds to hire 24 firefighters. /. AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER
THREE RHODE ISLAND fire departments have been allocated $5.9 million in federal funds to hire 24 firefighters. /. AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER
PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island fire departments will receive $5.9 million in federal funds to hire 24 new firefighters, the R.I. congressional delegation announced Wednesday. The funds come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response grant program. Typically, the SAFER grants program subsidizes firefighter salaries by up to 75%…

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