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Grant will help foot the bill for new fire boat

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Grant will help foot the bill for new fire boat

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The Bellingham Fire Department has received a federal grant to help buy a new fire boat.

Fire Chief Roger Christensen says it’s a $1 million endeavor and the grant is for $750,000.

He says they have not ironed out the details of paying the remaining $250,000.

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The fire department had to retire its aging, obsolete fire-fighting vessel in 2011 and has been without one since then.

The Bellingham City Council will formally consider accepting the federal grant at next Monday’s meeting.