(CAÑON CITY, Colo) — The Cañon City Area Fire Protection District (CCAFPD) announced they were awarded a $3,237,748 grant to hire 12 additional firefighters.

The grant comes from the “Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response” grant, administered through FEMA. CCAFPD said that the grant will cover all of the costs associated with the 12 new hires for a total of three years.

  • Canon City Fire Protection's new fire station wide shot
  • Canon City Fire Protection new fire station hallway
  • Canon City Fire Protection new fire station construction
  • Canon City Fire Protection new fire station construction

The grant was awarded while Cañon City is in the process of building its third fire station which will be completed by 2023. The new station will house a state-of-the-art fire training facility and fire district headquarters.