Palm Bay Fire Rescue Engine ‘Push-In’ Dedication Ceremony Set For Saturday at 10 a.m.
By Karyn Barber, Community Information Coordinator // September 21, 2018
at Station 1, 1201 Port Malabar Boulevard
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Palm Bay Fire Rescue invites the public to a public “Push-in” ceremony celebrating the arrival of the city’s new fire engine and tender fire truck set for 10 a.m. Saturday, September 22 at Station 1, located at 1201 Port Malabar Boulevard.
“The new Engine will replace a 30-year-old truck,” said Chief Leslie Hoog.
“The standard for the fire engines is 15-year front line life and then they should be moved to reserve status to be run as a back-up. It’s safe to say that our crews and our citizens will reap the benefit of this new apparatus.”
The City of Palm Bay has purchased two new fire engines this year thanks to federal grant money awarded to the city. Earlier this year PBFR welcomed a new engine and tender truck to their fleet thanks to funding from the Community Development Block Grant.
This latest engine purchase comes because of funding received from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant, with was a 10 percent match from the city.
About the Community Development Block Grant: The CDBG grant, one of the longest-running programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, funds local community development activities such as affordable housing, anti-poverty programs, and infrastructure development.
About the Assistance to Firefighters Grant: The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations.
Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
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