Stimulus Money to Build New D.C. Firehouses?
President Barack Obama has said that the billion-dollar stimulus money is not to be squandered, and should go toward "shovel-ready" projects.
Well, D.C. Fire/EMS Chief Dennis L. Rubin has a couple in mind.
Rubin will be requesting $41 million to renovate seven aging city firehouses and for 14 roof replacements, he told a council committee today duing an oversight hearing on his agency. The renovations would reflect the latest developments in environmentally friendly construction, such as "green roofs."
Rubin will also ask for $8 million of the stimulus money for parademics training that covers 50 employees.
Rubin told Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. (D-Ward 5) and Councilmember Phil Mendelson (D-At Large), Chair of the Committee on Public Safety, that he submitted the request to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. It's not final yet; the mayor is working on a complete package to turn in to FEMA officials sometime soon, Rubin said.
March 4, 2009; 2:02 PM ET
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