Camden to receive $5.1 million federal grant to rehire firefighters

    Some good news for Camden:

    A $5.1 million federal SAFER grant will allow the city to rehire some firefighters that were laid-off last month.

    SAFER is an acronym for ‘Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response.’ The grants were created to provide federal funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations in order to help them increase the number of trained, “front line” firefighters available in their communities.

    In a statement, Camden mayor Dana Redd said, “I want to assure Camden residents that even during these difficult economic times, public safety remains my top priority. I truly thank Congressman Andrews for his support and tireless effort in securing a portion of the federal SAFER grant for the City of Camden.”

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