Watertown may consider grant to hire more firefighters

  • Source: Watertown Daily Times
  • Published: 04/16/2018 12:00 AM

City Council members will be asked again Monday night whether they have an interest in applying for a federal grant that would help the city hire more firefighters. In an April 10 memo to council members, City Manager Sharon A. Addison reiterated her opposition to applying for the Staffing for an Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant. The topic of the SAFER grant may be discussed at Monday night’s City Council meeting. In recent years, the SAFER grant has become a bone of contention between the fire department and the city manager. The grant application is due on April 27. Fire Chief Dale C. Herman said he wanted to make sure the city manager was aware that the city could apply for the SAFER grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


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