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Statement from Councilman Daniel Valenzuela on Federal SAFER Grant to Hire Over 30 Firefighters Statement from Councilman Daniel Valenzuela on Federal SAFER Grant to Hire Over 30 Firefighters <div class="ExternalClassD95667F06F984AE7A87773BB605BB2F2"><p>​"The city of Phoenix has been awarded more than $5.3 million from a major federal grant program administered by the Department of Homeland Security to hire 32 more firefighters over the next three years. In the past two years alone, the Phoenix Fire Department has secured federal funding to add more than 80 fire fighters through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program.</p><p>I want to thank Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner for her continued leadership and advocacy on our SAFER grants, my colleagues on the council, our city staff, and representatives in Washington for working together. This $5.3 million grant comes less than 60 days after The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded Phoenix more than $1.5 million in funding through the Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA) Grant Program, which is designed to help jurisdictions prevent, prepare for, and respond to terrorist attacks.  </p><p>I have had the honor to advocate in Washington D.C. several times since 2012 for our city's fair share of funds to hire more first responders. Our federal advocacy is working, and I pledge to continue efforts in the capital to fight for funds to support our Police and Fire departments."</p></div>9/11/2017 10:00:00 PMNick Valenzuela602-495-5405