Portland Fire & Rescue Receives Over $4 Million Grant from Federal Government to Save Jobs, Stations
Portland Fire & Rescue learned that its application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a grant to fund 26 firefighter positions for two years was approved. Thanks to this funding from the federal government, $4,554,394 from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant program (SAFER) will go toward keeping Portland’s emergency response capabilities at its current levels.
OnThursday night, March 22, 2012, the Blazers will be giving top billing to local firefighters, thanking Fire Chief John Klum for his service, welcoming Fire Chief Erin Janssens in her new role, and introducing the 2012 Firefighter of the Year. This event is open to all members of the public and friends and family can purchase tickets at http://tickets.trailblazers.com/deals with the order code “HEROES”.