By Scott J. Croteau
The Telegram & Gazette
WORCESTER, Mass. — The Fire Department will receive a $2.2 million federal grant that will allow the hiring of 17 firefighters at a time when the department expects to lose as many as 20 members by August.
U.S. Sens. John F. Kerry and Scott Brown, with U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Worcester, made the announcement yesterday in a news release. The city will receive $2,227,387 over two years as part of the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program.
Mass. fire department to hire 17 firefighters with grant