Safer Grant

City Finds Firefighter Funding
The New Bedford City Council will be asked Thursday night to transfer funds to cover the cost of 31 firefighter positions until the end of this fiscal year.
The request comes after funding from a federal SAFER grant ran out two months ago...
Safer Grant Update
Mayor Jon Mitchell spent the day in Washington seeking Federal funding to help support the New Bedford Fire Department.
Mitchell tells WBSM News, he met with the administrator of the so-called "Safer" Grant program, making a case for two more years of funding to support 21 firefight…
New Bedford Firefighters Saved
The City of New Bedford has received the $12 million SAFER grant.
The federal grant announced by Congressman William Keating lifts the threat of the layoffs of 63 firefighters for the time being.
The city had been on edge since SAFER grant funding was denied to the city last year, since there was stil…

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