Beloit Fire braces to lose three positions as federal grant expires

  • Source: WKOW-TV 27 ABC
  • Published: 08/19/2017 05:13 PM

VIDEO: Beloit Fire is bracing for big changes next year. That's when the Federal Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant runs out. Without the funding, the department could lose three positions. "When I started in 1989, we were running 2400 calls a year," Beloit Fire Chief Brad Liggett said. Now in 2017, he says that number will reach or exceed 6,000 calls. "Makes things even more difficult," Chief Liggett explained because the SAFER grant could put them back to 1989 staffing levels.


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