Camden to re-hire firefighters thanks to federal grant

    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, 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.

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