CHICO- Butte County Supervisors will consider taking action at a regular meeting on Tuesday.
The grant covers a 24-month period beginning no later than Dec. 22, and will provide for the hiring of six firefighter II positions and five apparatus engineers, the crew members that drive the fire engines.
Cal-Fire’s Butte unit Chief George Morris says the more than 2 million dollar grant award would cover 11 positions over two years, if the funding is accepted by the Board of Supervisors. The grant would pay for salaries and benefits. Morris says the grant would require the county not layoff any firefighters over the next 2 years.