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Thanks to police levy passage, Boardman will recall 3 firefighters



Published: Sun, August 14, 2011 @ 12:27 p.m.

By Ashley Luthern

aluthern@vindy.com

BOARDMAN

Township officials will activate a grant to enable three laid-off firefighters to return.

Boardman was awarded a $334,646 grant through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Program (SAFER) in February. The grant is to be used for hiring firefighters in Boardman, and the funds provide for salaries, benefits and general-equipment needs.

The grant stipulates that the fire department cannot dip below 2010 firefighter staffing levels of 38, when the grant application was submitted, for the duration of the grant, which is two years.

“We’ll be able through the SAFER grant to have the full time equivalents of 38 firefighters working in the township until 2014 because of the federal money,” said township Administrator Jason Loree.

“We wouldn’t be able to accept that money if the [police] levy was not successful because we would have been laying off a bunch of people, and it wouldn’t have made sense to accept the SAFER grant and actually enact it,” he continued.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.


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1whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

more firefighters to run into sparkle for grocery's to throw on the grill.....

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2db(280 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

How about recalling healthy middle-aged retired firefighters who in their 40s are receiving our tax dollars to sit at home? Hell, they're already receiving a check; we could use the grant for needed equipment or even... a tax rollback.

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3tt709(1 comment)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

db....wtf does that mean... please elaborate???

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4GTownReader(7 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

What do you suppose the firemen eat when they are at the fire station for 24 hours? They pay for that food out of their own paychecks.

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5author50(1121 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

How about a Fire Levy in Boardman next August and then we can recall 3 police officers!

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6whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

RE: GTOWNREADER -

Then they should bring it to work with them not pile out of a fire- truck that gets less then 8 mpg. that taxpayers pay for.

I dont believe that they pay for all of thier own meals.

That was a good one author50, and such a obvious statement too funny.

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7lee(544 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Author you got it right ! it seems like we were lied to again, i thought they had no money and the world was going to end

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8seminole(476 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Hmmmm...bs and shell games from the township trustees...watch this "police levy" unravel within a year and a half...no additional 10 officers will be hired, there will be some catastophe that will have occured, all a scam the Kool-Aid drinkers went for...

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9bmanresident(597 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

@seminole watch those same trustees get a big ole' raise to match standard of living increase in 2 years

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10espoSUXlite(2 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

author50:
that does seem ironic, but there are NO police officers to be recalled. They all found other jobs, quit, and/or were FIRED!

Gtown:
boardman FFs DO pay for all their own meals. I happen to know they only go to the grocery store when absolutely necessary.
sabbath:
next time (if ever) you SEE a boardman firetruck offloading its personnel, please RUN back to your momma's keyboard and tell me exactly how many firefighters disembark that vehicle. You make it seem like a clown car bursts open whenever that truck parks. Hardly the case.
lee:
you're damn right you've been lied to again...how many times do you need to be lied to before you actually DO something besides pound YOUR momma's keyboard????

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11whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

thats your best espo?

comming with your momma junk jokes ?
you just happen to know (who cares what you know) , only you I guess.

go drink another beer and take your medication.

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