East Pierce Fire & Rescue was awarded the SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant through FEMA.
This grant provides:
- 12 firefighters
- Funding for 3 years – $5,267,328
- 100% federal funding (no local match)
Personnel must be hired within six months. We are currently recruiting for Firefighter/EMT’s that are anticipated to start February of 2023.
The grant award is a huge win for the District and Tehaleh communities as staffing Station 117 in Tehaleh was the basis for the grant request.