Mayor Fulop to Swear in 21 New Firefighters

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JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and Jersey City Fire Department officials will swear in 21 new firefighters at an 11 a.m. ceremony on Friday, August 9, 2013, at City Hall, 280 Grove Street. 

 

“Public safety is issue number one for our administration, and utilizing federal grants to increase the size of our fire service is priority,” said Mayor Fulop. “Just last week, I had the opportunity to train with this class of firefighters and have a new understanding and respect for the conditions under which they work.  We are grateful for their service to the residents of Jersey City.” 

With the incoming class, the JCFD will now have 562 uniformed firefighters and supervisors. 

The 21 probationary firefighters, which includes two women, began fire academy training on June 3rd and were hired with funding from an $8.1 million federal SAFER grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

 

 Source: Press Secretary, City of Jersey City