Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
presser.jpg
Phoenix Fire Chief Bob Khan (right, at podium) speaks about the grant. (KTAR Photo/Jayme West)

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Fire Department has been awarded an $8 million federal grant that will be used to pay salary and benefits of 42 firefighters for the next two years.

Nearly 100 firefighters have been hired through Staffing For Adequate Fire & Emergency Response funding. Without the FEMA funding, Phoenix Fire said the department would have been forced to pull emergency units out of operation. Last year the department responded to almost 175,000 emergency incidents.

Jim Cross, Reporter

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.