By Kelly J. Newson
No matter what city you live in, teachers and first responders are crucial to the state’s budget, and their funding shouldn’t be cut. Instead, funding should be increased to improve these fields. Senator Reid (D-NV) knows this and has recently announced some funding towards firefighters in the city of Reno. Recently, Senator Reid (D-NV) announced that the city of Reno will be receiving a grant in the amount of $13,707,520 from FEMA as a part of the SAFER program, which provides funding to local fire departments. This grant will help in retaining 64 firefighters as well as open all 14 fully-staffed fire stations starting July 1, making the city of Reno that much more ready and better equipped to fight fires.