(ST. LOUIS, MO) – To thank him for his efforts to help secure a federal grant that helped save 30 firefighters’ jobs, the St. Louis Fire Department will present a ceremonial firefighter’s helmet to U.S. Representative Russ Carnahan this Thursday, August 4, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time. This event officially recognizes Congressman Carnahan’s efforts, which were informally conveyed by members of the Firefighters’ Union Local 73 in May.
In April of this year, St. Louis was awarded a $3.2 million SAFER grant to rehire 30 firefighters who were laid off due to budget cuts. Carnahan worked with the Department of Homeland Security, which administers the grants, the City of St. Louis and local firefighters to help secure the grants.
The ceremonial fire helmet will be presented by Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson on behalf of the department. Representative Carnahan and Chief Jenkerson will be available to members of the press after the presentation.
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