Warren Firefighters Waiting on Grant Extension Decision

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Warren officials are still waiting for an official word if they will receive an extension to use the remainder of a federal grant that will avoid layoffs scheduled for Monday.

Warren Fire Chief Ken Nussle said on Tuesday they are still waiting for a decision on the $1.7 million FEMA grant extension he applied for in April.

The city has already used $3.2 million from the grant to help retain firefighters. If the extension is denied, 14 firefighters will be laid off on Monday. If approved, the department could potentially go another full year without layoffs.

Nussle said he’s hopeful the grant will be extended.

“Right  now we are waiting on the word from FEMA, hopefully this week before the layoffs go into effect,” Nussle said.


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