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New Firefighters May be Hired

April 5th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

The City of Cumberland could be hiring up to 9 new firefighters.

At the City Council work session this week, City Administrator Jeff Silka told the council that a federal Safer Grant program is available that would enable the city to expand its staff.

The grant would allow the city to add 3 firefighters per work shift and move the fire department closer to the NFPA standard for engine staffing…