27 May 2013

New fire rescue boat for CNMI

1:56 pm on 27 May 2013

The Northern Marianas Department of Public Safety now holds the distinction of having the only fire rescue boat in the entire Pacific Region, outside of Hawaii, after the purchase of a $600,000 US dollar vessel.

The custom-built 35-foot multi-mission work boat arrived in the CNMI last week.

It is compliant with the standards of the National Fire Protection Association.

It was funded by a grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security under the Port Security Grant program, with help from the US Coast Guard.