Crime & Public Safety

Beaufort, Port Royal fire stations receive federal grant

Fire stations in Beaufort and Port Royal received federal money to improve air quality in the stations.

The Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant is for $76,364, and the Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department will contribute another $7,636 to the project. The work will outfit two stations -- headquarters on Ribaut Road in Beaufort and Port Royal's station on Paris Avenue -- with air systems that capture exhaust from fire trucks while they run in enclosed bays.