Tulsa firefighters lobbying for federal grants

Story Comments Share

Updated: 3/21/2013 5:32 pm Published: 3/21/2013 3:47 pm

Firefighters from Tulsa are in Washington, D.C. asking Congress to save federal grants from the budget cuts.

The Tulsa Fire Department says it counts on Safer and Fire Act Grants to hire firefighters, buy equipment and save lives. “In 2012, we saw about $135 million reduction in the overall funding of the grants, due to in part the Congressional delegation’s intentions to reduce the deficit,” said Chad Miller, President of the Tulsa Firefighters IAFF Local 176.

Miller says federal grants are key right now because state and local governments have cut back their funding for fire departments.

Story Comments Share

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of KOKI FOX23 - Tulsa

No comments yet!
FOX23 Weather Center
Feels Like: 84°
High: 84° | Low: 49°
Partly Cloudy
Most Popular
Children found living inside meth lab operation;12 arrested
ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. -- Small children were found living in a meth lab operation. Now, a dozen people are behind bars. FOX23's Morgan Downing spoke exclusively with sheriff's investigators about what they found on a rural Rogers County ranch. Video Watch This Video
Top Stories
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.