NB Gets SAFER Grant
New Bedford has been awarded a federal SAFER grant.
FEMA announced the grants today, and has awarded New Bedford $4.6 million to cover fire department staffing needs. The grant will fund about 21 firefighters over the next two years.
New Bedford Firefighter Union President Billy Cabral tells WBSM News…
New Bedford SAFER Grant Expired Two Months Early
New Bedford Fire Union President Billy Cabral says the City's SAFER grant for FY16 has already expired. The City's Chief Financial Officer, Ari Sky, confirms the grant expired in mid-March.
Cabral says the City now has to pick up the tab for 63 firefighters that were funded by the federal g…