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The Montgomery, AL, Fire Department has placed in service a Brunswick/Boston Whaler Guardian 27-foot fireboat equipped with dual 250-hp Mercury Verado engines, 200-hp fire pump system with Mercury Optimax engine, Darley bronze and stainless steel pump with a through-the-hull intake system and dive rack for six tanks.
The North Charleston, SC, Fire Department has taken delivery of a MetalCraft Marine FireStorm 32 fireboat featuring two 480-hp Cummins engines and a 1,750-gpm Darley pump. The boat’s shallow draft, maneuverability and firefighting capability are designed for operation in shallow waters close to concentrated shoreline populations, around busy recreational traffic and commercial shipping routes. The diesel waterjet configuration is able to operate in very shallow waters without risk to damaging the drive unit from hitting submerged objects. A remote operated monitor mounted on the cabin roof provides the primary firefighting capability from a dedicated console within the cabin and an optional secondary monitor can be mounted on the bow.
The New Orleans, LA, Fire Department has placed into service a Moose Boats CBRNE response vessel built on an M3 all aluminum mono-hull vessel with an enclosed pilot house custom designed with a safe-haven feature allowing for immediate pressurization with a WMD filtration system. Features include twin 350-hp Yamaha V8 outboard engines, 1,500-gpm Hale RM-C fire pump system with twin Elkhart Scorpion remote-operated nozzles, Akron foam-induction system, Raymarine radar and sonar systems, FLIR color thermal camera and MSA SafeSite MTX WMD detection system.
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The RIBCRAFT 5.85 search and rescue boat is the ultimate response craft in the event of a water-related emergency, whether operating on the coast or an inland waterway. Designed and built specifically for first responders and covering a broad range of operating conditions, the 19-foot-four-inch 5.85 can be configured with a center console for operations requiring long-distance response capabilities. For rapid near-shore rescues, it can be equipped with a forward-position rescue console to accommodate a stokes basket or divers.
The City of Mobile, AL, Fire-Rescue Department has placed in service a Silver Ships 40-foot fireboat outfitted with two 370-hp Yanmar engines for drive and two 370-hp Yanmar engines for pumps, two 2,000-gpm Hale pumps, four handlines, four remote-control 2,000-gpm monitors, 90 gallons of foam and a 12-kilowatt generator.