Rodeo-Hercules fire district gets federal grant to hire firefighters

February 15, 2014 1:52:07 PM PST
The Rodeo-Hercules fire district will soon have more firefighters thanks to a federal grant.

Our media partner, the Contra Costa Times, reports: The fire district was awarded a grant of nearly $2.5 million this week.

The money will be spread over two years and will allow the district to hire up to nine firefighters and reopen the Rodeo fire station, which has been closed since May of 2012.