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Loss of fire grant worries City Council members

Given their first glimpse Monday of Auburn’s proposed 2014-15 budget, City Council members had minor comments regarding short-term planning – but major concerns about t ...

Auburn’s options unclear after firefighter layoffs

Auburn Fire Department’s two-year, $681,900 grant will expire on Sept. 22. That much is certain. What remains to be seen is what will follow – what cuts the department ...

Firefighters call on public to prevent layoffs

The Auburn Firefighters Association, which represents members of Auburn City Fire, has created an online method for concerned residents to voice their support for the five firefigh ...

Higgins fire district weighs staffing options

With its staffing levels returned to full strength in March thanks to a federal grant, Higgins Area Fire Protection District has turned its attention to repairing or rebuilding Sta ...

Fire department loses grant, possibly 5 employees

The Auburn City Fire Department may have to lay off five firefighters this summer after a $681,900, two-year-long grant expires. Fire Chief Mark D’Ambrogi said he found out ...

Higgins fire district back to full force in March

After almost two years of operating at two-thirds capacity, and contending with approximately 12-minute response times as a result, Higgins Area Fire Protection District will retur ...

Higgins fire district receives $966,000 FEMA grant

A federal grant has cast a light at the end of the tunnel for the Higgins Area Fire Protection District, which may be able to rehire the six full-time firefighters it laid off in 2 ...

Added staff helps decrease Auburn Fire Department’s response time

  Auburn Fire Chief Mark D’Ambrogi is hoping the highest staffing level the department has ever had will equate to some of the quickest response times it has ever seen. ...

Auburn hiring five new firefighters through federal grant

The Auburn Fire Department is on the fast-track to recruiting five new full-time firefighters. The entry-level positions are being funded by a $681,900 federal grant. The funds w ...