The North Chicago Fire Department received a FEMA grant allowing for the hire of five new firefighters. The Lake County News-Sun has a brief article HERE with a photo now that the personnel have been hired.

Five new North Chicago firefighter/paramedics were sworn in on Monday, May 20, and the new hires aren’t costing the city a cent.

Their salaries for the first two years of employment will be paid for through $832,741 in federal grant money, an amount that will also pay the first three years for a sixth firefighter, a veteran of the U.S. Army, who will be sworn in at a later date.

Previous mention of the grant is HERE.