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Grant to Hire New Fire Fighters

A local fire department will use federal money to hire three new fire fighters.
ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY - A local fire department will use federal money to hire three new fire fighters.

The City of Altoona officially accepted the federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant.

With the nearly $350 thousand, they'll be able to pay the wages and benefits for three fire fighters for two years.

The city cleared the move with the Act 47 coordinators. The grant period starts at the end of the month.
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