Ypsilanti's fire department will use a federal grant to boost staffing to pre-recession levels.
Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin Wednesday announced the $800,000 grant.
Fire Chief Max Anthouard says he'll be able to restore staffing to what the department enjoyed in 2008.
The Ypsilanti Fire Department currently has 15 fire fighters. The grant announced Wednesday will allow for the hiring of five more fire fighters.
The grant is similar to but smaller than a $1.3 million grant the city was turned down for last year.