Two Local FDs Benefit from State First Responder Program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The governor, announcing that 62 first responder agencies will be getting a total of $9.9 million as part of the state’s First Responder Recruitment, Retention and Resilience Program.

Canton Township Fire is getting $185,000 to hire four part-time firefighter/paramedics.

This, while the Jackson Township department is receiving $116,000 for peer support and resiliency training for all firefighters and critical incident stress management training.

It’s the second release of money from the program.