Grant allows Gary to rehire 34 firefighters

May 18, 2011 7:32:01 PM PDT
A federal grant will let Gary, Ind., rehire 34 firefighters who were laid off the end of last year.

The $3.7 million grant will pay the firefighters' salaries for two years, and let Gary add at least one fire engine.

A captain who heads the union says the department desperately needed the reinforcements. They will receive retraining before going back to work.