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File #: RES 19-474    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/20/2019
Title: Authorizing the Fire Department to apply for the 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant in the amount of $2,385,180 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to hire nine (9) additional firefighters.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen

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Authorizing the Fire Department to apply for the 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant in the amount of $2,385,180 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to hire nine (9) additional firefighters.

 

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WHEREAS, the Fire Department would like to apply for the 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant to hire 9 additional firefighters; and

 

WHEREAS, the grant amount would be $2,385,180, of which the federal government would provide $1,470,861 to support these additional firefighter positions over the next 3 years; and

 

WHEREAS, the grant requires a decreasing federal share over time, with an increasing local share; and

 

WHEREAS, the Fire Department would provide the local match of $914,319 over the three year grant period; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, that the City Council authorizes the Fire Department to apply for the 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant.

 

 

 

 

 

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