Woonsocket FD receives $1.5M in federal grant to increase staff

THE WOONSOCKET FIRE DEPARTMENT has been awarded $1.5 million in federal grant money to hire 12 new firefighters. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
THE WOONSOCKET FIRE DEPARTMENT has been awarded $1.5 million in federal grant money to hire 12 new firefighters. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Fire Department received $1.5 million in federal funding to recruit, hire, train and retain additional firefighters, U.S.  Sens. Jack F. Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline announced Tuesday. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program. The…

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