When officials from Camden, New Jersey were forced to cut nearly a third of the city’s firefighters in January 2011, safety became a huge concern. But thanks to a federal grant, many of those positions will again be filled.
According to NJ.com, Camden officials will be filling the employment gap that was left by last year’s deep budget cuts. A $5.7 million federal grant will allow Camden officials to rehire for the 20 remaining positions it had previously cut.
Fifty firefighter positions have already been re-filled.