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.
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.