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Airport gets $1M grant for fire safety

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - The Guam International Airport Authority was awarded a $1 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to replace an outdated aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle used to rescue passengers and workers from a burning plane. 

The airport had applied for the FAA grant in May this year.

Both Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo and Governor Eddie Calvo say this serves as a way to always be prepared and that the airport remains ready and capable to respond to emergency and rescue situations. "It is important that we can adequately respond to any emergency situation. The firefighting vehicle that the airport received funding for helps GIAA meet that mission." Governor Eddie Calvo said.

 "The maintenance of the Guam International Airport and the safety of all those who use the facilities is vital to the sustainability of our local tourism economy," Congresswoman Bordallo says. "Moreover, this grant will help improve the safety of our island's visitors and our community."

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