The City of Stafford Fire Department is happy to announce the awarding of a FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant in the amount of $753,779.00. This grant, announced on September 13th, was formerly accepted by City Council on October 2nd and will be used to hire 6-Full-Time Fire Fighters allowing the growth of each shift by 2-personnel. The cost share of this grant assists the city in adding personnel by paying 75% of costs for year 1, 75% of costs for year 2 and 35% of costs for year 3. Following completion of the 36-month performance period all costs of the new personnel are then assumed by the city. Great appreciation is extended to the Mayor and City Council for supporting not only the application for the grant but also the acceptance which will strengthen the department.