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The City of St. Augustine’s Fire Department (SAFD) maintains a well stocked arsenal of fire fighting equipment but until now that arsenal has been lacking one important piece of equipment, especially in a city surrounded by water: a fire boat.
That need has now been filled through the generosity of a well coordinated public-private partnership and at no cost to the city.
With a grant of $20,000 from the St. Augustine Port, Waterway, and Beach District, the St. Augustine Fire Department recently purchased a 20-foot Hammerhead heavy duty aluminum hull commercial boat through an auction held by the U. S. General Services Administration.
The boat was completely refurbished with a number of agencies and businesses contributing labor and material to bring the boat up to standards necessary for service. Those in the private sector which donated time and materials to the project were Global Maritek Systems, Inc., Tower Master’s and Vilano Interiors. The boat now has a value of approximately $45,000.
“We have been limited in our ability to respond to emergencies, including fires, when occurring on our waterways, but not any longer,” said St. Augustine Fire Chief Mike Arnold. “This new piece of equipment will greatly increase the city’s level of emergency services, and because of the donations and support from the St. Augustine Port Authority and local businesses, it has more value as a community project than if we had simply purchased a new piece of equipment.”
A thank you and dedication luncheon was held at the St. Augustine Fire Department on September 4 with representatives from the St. Augustine Port, Waterway, and Beach District and those representing the businesses who donated time and materials to the refurbishing of the boat.
The boat was dedicated as Marine One and will soon be docked at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina.
For more information call the SAFD at 825.1098.