PAFD

PAFD Captains Ricky Bodin and Richard Malone

At the request of the state of Florida and through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), the state of Texas approved sending resources for disaster relief in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. These resources include Texas A&M Forest Service All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), which currently consist of 30 personnel and may be augmented as the situation develops.

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A team from the Port Arthur Fire Department rescued a dock worker on Thursday, Sept. 19, after the man fell 25-30 feet into a ship at Oxbow Docks on Coke Dock Road in Port Arthur.

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