Fire Grants Tips
Don't Let "No" Be The End
Being turned down for a grant can be a part of life. Sometimes even the best applications are... full tip »
Build Relationships with your Community Leaders
Learn why building relationships within your local community is crucial to grant success! ... full tip »
Get Help from Uncle SAM(.gov)
Learn more about why you should register early on SAM.gov and other helpful tips! In this video,... full tip »
Fire Grants Poll
Now that the AFG application deadline has passed for the year, was your department able to successfully apply?
Fire Grants News and Articles
Date last updated: Thursday, August 25, 13:31 PST
Grant helps replace 3 fireboats at Port of Houston
By Jenalia Moreno
The Houston Chronicle
HOUSTON — Port of Houston Authority commissioners voted Tuesday to spend nearly $15 million, mostly from a federal grant, to replace three aging fireboats.
The Port Authority's Marine Fire Department is the only group that provides marine fire protection services in the upper Houston Ship Channel and the average age of its three boats is 30 years.
The Port Authority recently received $11.2 million in Department of Homeland Security grants for new vessels.
Within the next 16 months, Clayton, N.Y.-based MetalCraft Marine will deliver three high-tech fireboats to the Port Authority.
The first vessel is scheduled to arrive in Houston in a year.
The boats are more than twice as fast as the port's current fleet and discharge up to 15,000 gallons of water per minute, nearly four times the water cannon discharge rate of the boats in use now.
Copyright 2011 The Houston Chronicle Publishing Company
All Rights Reserved
Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.