- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

VINITA, Okla. (AP) - The Vinita Fire Department has been awarded a more than $830,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA announced Tuesday that the department will be awarded $830,792 for recruitment and retention of firefighters.

The grant is part of the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response - or SAFER - Grants program. SAFER awards provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter organizations to help them increase the number of trained, front line firefighters available in their communities.

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