SAFER Grant Employees
By Fire Chief Jeff Ketchen
February 13, 2018

Roberts Park welcomes three new firefighter/paramedics made possible through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant.

This past July, the District learned it had been approved for a federal grant of $570,000 to help pay for three new firefighters. The federal funds covers a three-year period, January 2018 - January 2021, after which the District will be responsible for their full salaries.

Firefighter/Paramedics Wojceich Simik, Jason Warren, and Mike Wasag were introduced to the community at the February 13, 2018 Trustee meeting. All three firefighters will complete a one-year probation period until their official swearing-in ceremony in January, 2019. Welcome to the family!