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Fire Service Receives $664,316 From FEMA for Wind Retrofit Project of Fire Stations

Staff Consortium | January 09, 2020

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), recently awarded $664,316 to the Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS) for the Herbert L. Canegata (Richmond) Fire Station Wind Retrofit Project to renovate all three buildings in accordance to the 2018 International Building Code, the Office of Disaster Recovery (O.D.R.) has announced.  The wind retrofit for the fire station’s existing structures will consist of the installation of hurricane-rated shutters; impact and wind rated, single and double glass steel entry and garage bay doors; hurricane straps to harden the roof to wall connections and steel framing; and other methods to increase the wind load capacity, O.D.R. said. “This is a great day for the Virgin Islands Fire Service.  We are taking another step toward making our facilities stronger…

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