Youngstown council accepts $398K federal grant for firefighters

  • Source: Youngstown Vindicator (
  • Published: 09/13/2017 02:57 AM

City council accepted a $398,793 federal grant that will help offset much of the cost of hiring of four city firefighters and should slow down overtime expenses. The acceptance of the money Tuesday also means the city won’t cut back on personnel and a truck at Fire Station No. 2 on West Indianola Avenue on the South Side, said fire Chief John J. O’Neill Jr. Without the impending new hires – which will bring the department from 123 to 127 firefighters – the city was almost certainly going to be forced to cut back on personnel and a truck, he said.


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