JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's second largest
city is swearing in a new class of firefighters on Monday.
Jersey City will welcome 29 new firefighters to its force.
Mayor Jerramiah Healy says they're being funded in part by an $8.2 million
federal SAFER grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.
Healy says the city has had to supplement its fire department due to a large
number of recent retirements.
The new firefighters were trained during a 10-week course at the Morris
County Fire Academy.
The swearing-in ceremony will take place Monday morning at city hall in