Homer Fire Wins Grant for Assistant Fire Chief

Aug 29, 2016

Homer Volunteer Fire Department.
Credit Photo by KBBI

The City of Homer has received a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response, or SAFER, grant through Homeland Security for an assistant fire chief at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department.

The goal SAFER grants is to enhance the ability of recipients to attain and maintain 24-hour fire department staffing, and to assure that their communities have adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards.

This is a two year grant that fully funds an assistant chief position; something that has been unheard of for many years due to budget constraints.

The grant first has to be officially accepted by the Homer City Council, which will take two meetings.