Some laid off firefighters are keeping their fingers crossed July 1, 2011 at 12:29 AM EST - Updated June 24 at 2:02 PM Some Cleveland Firefighters could be getting their jobs back. 19 Action News has learned that a formal request is under review by FEMA. Safety Director Martin Flask tells us that they got verbal approval of a grant, they're just waiting on written confirmation. Once approved, some 20 firefighters could be hired back thanks to this grant. The returns will be effective July 11, 2011. Copyright 2011 WOIO. All rights reserved.