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Federal grant enables fire department to beef up paramedic staffing


December 27, 2017

FIREFIGHTERS Scott Moehlmann, left, and J.T. Weld are new to the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District.

Two firefighter-paramedics, J.T. Weld and Scott Moehlmann, will bolster the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District's ability to respond during its busiest hours as they officially begin work this month.

They fill two newly created positions partially funded by a three-year $339,000 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funding decreases annually over the term of the grant. Each will work three days per week, Sunday through Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., alternating Wednesdays.

Weld has...

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