ADVERTISEMENT

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 April 11th-18th 2014
Monday April 14th Dr. Gabe Mirkin Dr. Mirkin.com Dr. Gabe Mirkin on Fitness & Health Facebook page Dr. Mirkin on Twitter Tuesday April 15th David Ickes Wednesday April 16th Thursday April 17th Adam Conrad - Real...
Read More
Dial N Deal - April 11th 2014
Keith Junior High School Varsity Jacket new, never worn, size XXL, stored in a non-smoking, no-pet home from 1990's - $130 Swatch Watch 1983 vintage, tennis grid design, model GW100, with red Swatch Guard, original packaging, needs battery,...
Read More
The 11th Hour - Guest & Topics April 7th-11th 2014
Monday April 7th Master Gardener Tom Ford 472-7986 - tgf2@psu.edu Penn State Cooperative Extension/Balir County Facebook Tuesday April 8th David Ickes also WISE Woman of Blair Country Annual Tribute Dinner & Honorees April 16th - The...
Read More