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Statement from Councilman Michael Nowakowski on Federal SAFER Grant to Hire 50 New Phoenix FirefightersStatement from Councilman Michael Nowakowski on Federal SAFER Grant to Hire 50 New Phoenix Firefighters<div class="ExternalClass8716C0E639E549DABF4633543E6DB15F"><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>"The City of Phoenix has won a $9 million federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant to hire 50 additional firefighters over the next two years. Just one new firefighter can make a difference – now we'll have dozens more on the front lines keeping our neighborhoods safe.</p><p>This is a victory for Team Phoenix – where city staff and elected officials at all levels pulled together to make our city stronger. This grant requires no local matching funds, so we're making our streets safer without any strain on our city budget.<br><br><span style="line-height:20.8px;">As chair of the City Council's Public Safety and Veterans Subcommittee, I pledge to keep fighting for every dollar and every resource available to strengthen our Police and Fire departments."</span><span style="line-height:20.8px;">​</span><br></p></td></tr></tbody></table><br></div>9/9/2016 11:00:00 PMDavid Urbinato602-495-5405