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WARREN, Ohio - Warren City Council is taking a look at how fire protection will be impacted when a federal grant runs out at the end of the month.

At a council committee meeting Monday night, it was decided to cut six firefighters who were hired on the grant money, but all stations will be kept open.

Officials say the cuts will not impact public safety or the safety of the firefighters.

"At the end of the day, we want to protect our citizens. But at the same time we want to make sure each of our firefighters goes home at the end of the night as well," said Eddie Colbert, 7th Ward Councilman, Police and Fire Committee Chair.

The six firefighters will be placed on a 5-year call-back, where they could be re-hired, if funding becomes available or if someone retires.

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