Theriault & Son Launches Custom Fire/Rescue Vessel

When Portland, Maine, needed a state-of-the-art aluminum fire/rescue boat, the city brought on experienced builder A.F. Theriault & Son. The resulting 65' City of Portland features a medical bay identical to land-based ambulances, multiple water cannons and a complete Delta "T" ventilation system.

"We offer Delta "T" Systems as optional equipment, but they have such a great reputation that many architects will incorporate them into their designs," said Theriault & Son VP of production Graham Oakley. "That was the case with City of Portland."

The new Portland Fire Department fire/rescue boat will serve the city, as well as the surrounding communities on Penobscot Bay. Powered by twin 454 hp Caterpillar C12 engines, City of Portland duplicates an ambulance compartment so paramedics feel more comfortable on board. Using a Hale pump and 525 hp Iveco diesel, it has two, manually-operated 1,500 gmp water guns on deck, as well as a remote-controlled 3,000 gpm water cannon above the pilothouse. The craft also offers Delta "T" Systems ventilation products, including fans, dampers and moisture eliminators.

"Delta "T" provides superior engineering services," said Oakley. "They have an extensive line of innovative products that can be easily customized to fit our ventilation needs and specifications, whether it's a few fans or a large, automatic system."

Headquartered in Meteghan River, Nova Scotia, Canada, A.F. Theriault & Son is a trusted name in the construction of steel, aluminum, fiberglass and composite commercial and recreational vessels. Founded in 1838, the family-owned business prides itself on expert workmanship and employs only the best equipment and systems.

"Delta "T" Systems is one of the best equipment suppliers," said Oakley. "They're always on time and make going from design to construction easier. Even when they had hurricane damage a few years back, they still provided excellent customer service."

A leader in engine room ventilation technology, Delta "T" Systems designs and manufactures custom systems for the commercial, military and pleasure boat markets. Its extensive product line includes fans, blowers, dampers, closures, moisture eliminators, vents and control systems.

"We've been working with Delta "T" Systems for over a decade and we've never had a warranty issue," said Oakley. "We plan to continue working with them for many years to come. In fact, we have a number of projects in the works now."

Contact Delta "T" Systems, 858 W 13th Ct., Riviera Beach, FL 33404. 561 204 1500; Fax: 561-848-1611.;

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