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North Tahoe Fire gets grant for 9 new firefighters

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TAHOE CITY, Calif. — North Tahoe Fire Protection District was recently named the recipient of a 2013 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant for $1.6M over two years.

The federal “SAFER” grant will allow the district to hire nine additional firefighters, officials said in a press release, “in order to provide adequate safety staffing and increase coverage at two of our five fire stations currently staffed only part time.”

“With what is promising to be a long fire season, this additional staffing could not have come at a better time for us,” Chief Michael Schwartz said in a statement.

The North Tahoe Fire Protection District covers 31 square miles along the North and West shores of Lake Tahoe, as well as the community of Alpine Meadows.

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“We have been applying for this grant for years,” Schwartz said. “Our staff put in a tremendous amount of work to successfully secure federal funding and I applaud them for submitting an excellent application.”

Learn more about the district at http://www.ntfire.net.


 

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