Tampa Fire Rescue was one of 17 emergency response organizations across six states that received a total of nearly $130,000 in funding through the Motiva First Responder Grant Program, which is designed to support first responders in communities that host Motiva assets.
“This much-needed Motiva grant will be used to purchase additional firefighting water flow and foam-related equipment to our marine firefighting vessels,” said Tampa Fire Rescue Captain John Bogush. “We sincerely appreciate the support Motiva is providing to the community.”
Grants up to $10,000 per applicant are being awarded annually to eligible organizations to fund the purchase of safety equipment, professional training, or safety education programs.
This is the inaugural cycle of the Motiva First Responder Grant Program. Applications for the next cycle of grant awards will be accepted from Aug. 1 through Oct. 31, 2022.
Motiva Terminals & Pipelines General Manager Jason Burnett said that the grant program is an important way for Motiva to strengthen its partnership with local emergency response organizations.
“Safety is the most important aspect of our terminal and pipeline operations,” said Burnett. “Partnering with first responders by providing much-needed resources is a tangible way for Motiva to demonstrate its safety commitment. We’re proud to support the brave men and women who work so tirelessly to keep our communities safe.”
Additional details about the program and a complete list of the 2021 award recipients can be found online at motiva.com/community/grants.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Motiva refines, distributes, and markets petroleum products throughout the Americas. The company’s Port Arthur Manufacturing Complex in Port Arthur, TX, is comprised of North America’s largest refinery with a crude capacity of 630,000 barrels a day, the country’s largest base oil plant, and an adjacent chemical plant. Under exclusive, long-term brand licenses with Shell and Phillips 66 (for the 76® brand), Motiva’s marketing operations support more than 5,000 retail gasoline stations. The company’s 2,400 U.S. employees are dedicated to delivering excellence and having fun making a difference. Motiva is wholly owned by Saudi Aramco.