About Maritime / Industrial Savannah Fire and Emergency Services is working with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), state, and local agencies to enhance the maritime / industrial firefighting capabilities of the department. New industrial firefighting equipment that was acquired through a Department of Homeland Security Port Security Grant adds new tools to the department's firefighting arsenal.
Acquired through a consortium of Savannah Fire, Garden City Fire Department and industrial partners, the equipment includes submersible pumps and high-output cannons. The pumps will allow Savannah firefighters to utilize water from all sources, including rivers and ponds. Its primary use will be in the industrial areas along the Savannah River and in other industrial areas with detention ponds.