WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — Layoff notices went out Monday to six Warren firefighters.
The firefighters are employed under a federal SAFER grant. City officials said they received notification last week from FEMA officials that their grant application was denied.
“You have to realize this is a grant funded position and there is a strong possibility that if the grant does not get renewed or a new one is not secured, the position would not be funded going forward,” said Warren Safety-Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa.
Two other firefighters hired under the grant will be kept on to replace two retiring firefighters.