DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - A Miami County fire department will receive more than a million dollars from the federal government to hire firefighters.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency SAFER grant program awarded $1,034,028 to the Piqua Fire Department, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced Wednesday.
"Firefighters put their lives on the line each day to keep our communities safe. These new federal resources will help ensure that Piqua has the skilled responders needed," Brown said. "With so many communities already facing budget shortfalls, critical federal efforts like SAFER are pivotal in keeping our Ohio cities, towns, and villages safe."
The SAFER grant program supports the hiring of firefighters and the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory until Saturday at 7 p.m.
After months of construction, the GE EPISCenter will finally open at the new River Park Drive location off Patterson Boulevard.
Sidney fire officials said there may not have been working smoke detectors when an apartment building burned late Thursday night.
Community members are donating money and supplies to the survivors of a fatal fire in Kettering.
Kettering police named their newest officer Thursday in a special ceremony.