Turn of River gets $2.9 million federal grant

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STAMFORD — The Turn of River Fire Department has secured a $2.9 million federal grant, Chief Frank Jacobellis announced Friday afternoon.

The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant will allow the department to hire 24 career firefighters for two years. The department said it plans to work with the city to assimilate the new firefighters into Stamford’s fire services.

“This is the final piece of the puzzle in forming a viable combined fire system in the city of Stamford, which also gives us the opportunity to fully integrate the operation of our department with our neighboring communities to make everyone safer,” Jacobellis said in a news release.

The application process will be unveiled at a later date, Jacobellis said.