$1.5 million federal grant saves firefighter jobs

The city of Newburgh has rehired six firefighters that were laid off over the summer. A total of nine firefighters were sworn in this morning at City Hall, thanks to a three-year, $1.5 million federal grant. The workers were laid off in July after another

News 12 Staff

Jan 2, 2019, 5:34 PM

Updated 2,026 days ago

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The city of Newburgh has rehired six firefighters that were laid off over the summer. 
A total of nine firefighters were sworn in this morning at City Hall, thanks to a three-year, $1.5 million federal grant.
The workers were laid off in July after another grant expired and the city couldn't pay their salaries.
The department is now operating with a total of 68 firefighters in their ranks.


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