Gary firefighters return after layoffs last year

June 30, 2011 5:20:45 PM PDT
More than two dozen Gary firefighters are back on the job after being laid off last year because of budget cuts.

A two-year federal grant allowed the city to recall the firefighters and 28 of them were sworn in during a ceremony Thursday.

Firefighters Union President Raynard Robinson says the layoffs took away the manpower the department needed to properly fight fires.