Granville to use FEMA Grant for Boat

$281K will purchase 27-foot craft, truck

Morgantown Dominion Post
13 September 2012

Granville will use a $281,000 port security grant to buy a rescue boat and truck to use in waterrelated emergencies.
Municipal Administrator Ron Snyder said he applied for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant for the police department in 2009, while he was still chief.

Granville was recently notified by FEMA and the Port of Pittsburgh that the grant had been awarded.

Snyder said they are going to buy a 27-foot fire rescue boat and a truck to haul it.

The boat can be used by local emergency agencies to respond to any location in the Port of Pittsburgh’s jurisdiction, which, according to the port’s website, includes navigable waterways in 12 counties in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

It will be used in efforts to provide security and assist in river rescues, fire suppression and disasters that involve waterways along the Monongahela River, Snyder said in a press release.

Snyder said the Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers can also use the boat if they need it.

Officers will be trained on how to use the boat before the department puts it to work.

The Port of Pittsburgh could not be reached in time for this report.