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Pooler Fire looking to add more firefighters

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POOLER, GA (WTOC) -

 

The Pooler Fire Department is looking to hire more firefighters. 

This comes after the fire department was awarded a $1.2 million grant from FEMA. The money will allow the department to add 12 more firefighters which the chief says is necessary since the City of Pooler is growing so fast.

"It's going to fund these positions 100 percent for the next two years, so it allows for us to start setting money aside. We get the personnel now as we are growing and they are in place but we can start setting money aside and in the two years, we can pick up the cost of those employees." said Fire Chief Wade Simmons.
 
The chief says he hopes to have the new firefighters trained and working by July. 

 

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