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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Firefighters To Recieve Better Training For Shipboard Fires

When you think about all the ships coming in and out of our Port carrying highly flammable cargo, you start to realize the importance of training firefighters to deal with blazes on boats.

Port CEO Jim Quinn announced today that the Port is contributing $75,000 to the fire department's training center on Grandview Avenue. Quinn says we need to support our firefighters.

The money will go toward a fire training simulator that imitates the conditions of a fire on a ship, including the types of stairs, doors, and other features crews might not otherwise be familiar with.

Firefighters were on hand to demonstrate the techniques used in a rooftop rescue prior to the announcement at the Diamond Jubilee Cruise Ship Terminal.