Flint getting $3.7 million for 33 firefighters

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FLINT, Mich. – The city of Flint is getting $3.7 million from the Federal Government in order to hire firefighters.

U.S. Senators from Michigan say the money will be used to bring back 33 firefighters, bringing the total to 91.  Sen. Debbie Stabenow says the money comes at a “critical time” for Flint, which still is recovering from lead-tainted water.

The money comes from a grant program run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Fire Chief Raymond Barton says the city will be able to add fire protection to Flint’s south side.

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