Altoona Receives Federal Grant to Hire More Firefighters

The City of Altoona has been selected to receive a federal grant that will allow officials to add three more firefighter’s to the department’s roster.
The $350,000 ‘Staffing and Adequate Fire and Emergency Grant’ will cover the costs of salaries and benefits for the firefighter for a two-year period. Councilman Dave Butterbaugh says there is one downfall – three current firefighters will need to retire by 2015 so the city can avoid layoffs.

The city is currently in negotiations with its firefighter’s union. Officials say the grant is compliant with the City’s Act 47 financial recovery plan.

Filed Under :  
Topics : LaborSocial Issues
Social :
Locations : Altoona
People : Dave Butterbaugh
A   A   A
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics - July 28th - August 1st 2014
Monday July 28th Tuesday July 29th David Ickes Wednesday July 30th including The 30th Annual Blair County National Night Out Tuesday August 5th The Antique Depot, Duncansville Thursday July 31st Adam Conrad - Real...
Read More
Dial N Deal - Friday July 25th 2014
Dell Computer Monitor 25" flat screen, new/factory refurbished, works well - $50 Nissan Factory Alloy Wheels set of 4, 16", like new, taken off new vehicle for mod, fits Exterra and Pathfinder, model years 2005 and up  - $350...
Read More
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics - July 21st-25th 2014
Monday July 21st James B. Huntington, PH.D Choosing a Lasting Career The Job-by-Job Outlook for Work's New Age Work's New Age Blog Tuesday July 22nd   David Ickes Wednesday July 23rd including "Weird Al"...
Read More