AFD Gets Money to Hire More Firefighters
The Austin Fire Department is getting more than $5 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to hire 36 firefighters.
The FEMA grant will help AFD staff four people on every engine – that’s the standard set by the National Fire Protection Agency.
The money will cover the salaries of the firefighters for the first two years. AFD will take over the cost in year three.
Austin Organization Charged With Providing Unlawful Services
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has charged an Austin group with providing unlawful immigration services and defrauding its clients.