REVERE — Seven new firefighters were sworn in at Revere City Hall Tuesday afternoon.
David Serino, Michael DiMartino, Louis Iovine, Daniel Doherty, Michael Palleschi, Kristopher Sarcia and Manuel Velez were each sworn in as permanent firefighters with the Revere Fire Department.
Seven additional firefighters are expected to attend the Fire Academy next month. Those seven firefighters are expected to be ready for deployment by December, according to a statement from Fire Chief Chris Bright.
In August, the city was awarded a $1.1 million federal grant to help the Fire Department hire four new firefighters. The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will allow the department to increase its staff from 102 to 106 firefighters this year.