Spring Hill BOMA approves grant utility to rent extra firefighters

Spring Hill BOMA approves grant utility to rent extra firefighters
Spring Hill BOMA approves grant utility to rent extra firefighters

As Spring Hill’s inhabitants continues to develop, so does its want to offer residents with correct emergency providers, corresponding to hiring and retaining an ample workers of firefighters.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted this month to approve a federal grant utility by way of the Division of Homeland Safety, which if awarded could be used to rent further hearth personnel with out burdening native taxpayers.

Metropolis Administrator Pam Caskie mentioned, whereas this would not precisely clear up all the points dealing with the fireplace division, corresponding to offering larger salaries or buying further autos and tools, this grant would tackle Spring Hill Fireplace Division’s low workers numbers.

One other want is to have adequate workers in place in order that the upcoming Fireplace Station No. 4 might be operational in late 2024.

Mayor Jim Hagaman swearing in Spring Hill’s new Fire Chief, V. Graig Temple. Holding the Bible is former acting chief Kevin Glenn, who returns to his previous role as deputy fire chief.

“It is like we’re enjoying 11-man soccer with eight folks on the sector,” Caskie mentioned. “This is a chance to unravel a number of the drawback. Not all of them, however a few of them.”

Caskie added {that a} stipulation of the grant can be geared toward retaining workers and that anybody employed utilizing the funds should stay with the division for a minimum of three years.