PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Layoff notices were given Tuesday to 26 employees in Portland Fire & Rescue.
The expected pink slips are a result of the cuts agreed to and implemented by the City of Portland for the 2013-14 budget. The layoffs, if they happen, would take place on October 9.
The city is working to secure a federal grant to keep the layoffs from happening. PF&R Chief Erin Janssens told KOIN 6 News there is hope a federal grant could come through before then. The application process for that grant opened Monday.
The city's budget took effect July 1. Since then, the PF&R employees remained working through "bridge funding" drawn from the bureau's Apparatus Reserve Fund.
KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this story.
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