Port gets FEMA grants for security purposes

July 21st, 2010 by Ken

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the
Port of Olympia four grants totaling over $2.4 million to increase safety
and security at the marine terminal. 

The Port applied for the funds through FEMA’s Round 10 Port Security Grant program, which requires no matching dollars from the Port.

“These grants will help keep employees and longshoremen safe and
operations secure on the marine terminal,” said George Barner, Commission President, “The community benefits with more efficient lighting and less light pollution.”

The grants cover the following items:
·       Security lighting and cameras will replace broken and inefficient
lights on the terminal and will purchase additional lights and security
cameras ($2.03 million).
·       A new telescopic material handler will give staff the ability to
replace and repair terminal lights ($206,000).
·       A new portable, generator-powered telescopic boom lighting unit
will direct light to locations where it is needed ($139,000).
·       A new security and emergency response vehicle will enable a quick resonse to emergencies ($43,000).

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