Monroe awarded grant to hire more firefighters

The City of Monroe Fire Department will be able to hire six new firefighters courtesy of a grant recently received through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The City was awarded the 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant of $587,989, to be disbursed over the next three years. According to officials, this will allow them to hire these additional firefighters that are very much needed to meeting the needs of a rapidly growing community.

The grant was awarded to city officials and members of the Monroe Fire Department at the Monroe offices of U.S. Rep. Jody Hice last week.

From left, Lt. Neal Knight, Capt. Jack Armstrong, Monroe Mayor Greg Thompson, grants coordinator Keri Gardiner with U. S. Rep Jody Hice’s office, Asst. Fire Chief Bill Owens, Firefighter Andrew Dykes and Monroe Public Safety Director Keith Glass. Photo credit: Melanie Ann Jackson

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