281 Fire Boat is powered by a 200hp Evinrude E-Tec, has a draft through the keel that feeds a 1,000gpm pump, bow monitor and various handlines. There is a variety small equipment on-board as well to handle just about anything we may encounter. It is PADOH QRS Licensed.
For the past several years, I've had a "wish/Christmas/dream" list. Maybe someday?
281 Fire Boat trailered, hooked to 281 Squad and ready for response. 281 Squad is a QRS certified, multi-purpose vehicle.
In 1967, Eureka purchased a 16' Chrysler, deep V aluminum boat for responses on the Allegheny River and surrounding waterways. Today, we operate 2 aluminum boats, 2 inflatables and a 1995, 24' Crestliner to assist boaters and communities along approximately 8 miles of the Allegheny River near Tarentum with fire suppression, rescue and other needs. All boats have the ability to be trailered should the need arise to move them elsewhere
The Crestliner is certified by the PA DOH as a QRS vessel. We share our docks with the PA Fish and Boat Commission Bureau of Law Enforcement.
I decided to put these at the bottom. That way if you don't want to look any farther, you can click the back button now.
Anyway, I "googled" fireboats the other night (because I like them). Below are pictures from that search.
I can see any of these cruising the Allegheny... Yeah
John R. Frazier - Baltimore
Independence - Philadelphia
Howard W. Fitzpatrick - Boston
Fireboat 2 - Los Angeles City
281 boats 2 & 3, trailered, hooked to 281 Utility and ready for response.
Working with Allegheny County Emergency Services and HAZMAT Team 420. At left is a regionalized boom trailer.