Bettendorf Fire vows to hire six firefighters in six months
Bettendorf will hire six new firefighters in the next six months.
At the city council meeting earlier this month, the council accepted a FEMA grant for over $2 million dollars. The SAFER grant supports understaffed fire departments.
In a press release, Fire Chief Troy Said said the money will be used to have more firefighters at the Surrey Heights Fire Station 24/7.
It's enough to fund the six new firefighters' base salaries and benefits for three years.