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Kern County Fire asks for funding for 18 new firefighter positions

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Posted at 10:37 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-28 01:37:17-04

The Kern County Fire Department could have 18 new firefighter positions for a two year period.

Chief Brian Marshall asked the Kern County Board of Supervisors to authorize a $4 million grant with funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The goal of the grant is to help make sure each fire station is staffed with four firefighters.