Poughkeepsie has hired seven firefighters thanks to help from a federal grant. Officials say with the new hires, the city’s fire department will meet the National Fire Protection Association’s required minimums. .
Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and Republican Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison Friday announced the recent hirings. Earlier this year, Maloney secured an investment for more than $950,000 to hire additional firefighters through the Assistance to Firefighters Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response, or SAFER, grant program. Here’s Maloney: