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Wakefield eyes first responder training grant


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WAKEFIELD — The city of Wakefield is in the process of writing a grant to apply for funding for training and recruitment of first responders, according to city manager Robert Brown.

“We are going to apply for funds to cross-train some of our firefighters as medical first responders,” said Brown.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the $5 million grant program for training and recruitment on Jan. 3.

“First responders are on the front lines of our health and our safety, and are always there for us when we need them the most,” said Whitmer. “We have...