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Old 17-11-2008, 09:46   #1
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The 85 Foot Baltimore City Fireboat

GovDeals.com: The 85 Foot Baltimore City Fireboat

Just thought I'd throw this out to look at. Tis a beaut. Auction ends tomorrow and the pictures will disappear shortly after that.

Always had a thing for firetrucks and boats, so what could be better than one of these.

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Old 18-11-2008, 21:43   #2
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I am very familiar with this vessel.

Unfortunately the City is planning on manning fireboats from land stations.

In other words....the crew come from a fire department to the boat.

You can't really just turn the key on these. But our Mayor and City Council don' kno' dat.
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Old 19-11-2008, 04:27   #3
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Sorry to hear that. I was hoping they were merely getting an upgrade. She's a beaut and I'd love to have her, Someday I'll deserve a boat like that. It probably won't take long for some ridiculously rich person's property burn to the ground and he'll change his opinion the following day. But such is life.
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... Unfortunately the City is planning on manning fireboats from land stations.

In other words....the crew come from a fire department to the boat.

You can't really just turn the key on these. But our Mayor and City Council don' kno' dat.
Not according to:
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John R. Frazier Fireboat #1:
The 87 foot, 7,000 g.p.m., Fireboat No.1, ďJohn R. Frazier", is the first new large steel-hull addition to Baltimore's fireboat fleet in 47 years. Placed in active service on November 29, 2007, she stands ready to be put to the test at fires and other marine incidents in Baltimore Harbor, or out on Chesapeake Bay.
..This vessel is manned with a crew of 5, which includes 1 Fire Officer, 1 Marine Pilot, 2 Marine Engineers, and 1 Firefighter. Members holding the position of Marine Pilot, or Marine Engineer are required by the City of Baltimore to have a U.S. Coast Guard License.

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Lightbulb Baltimore Fireboats and nav lights

No matter how they are crewed, the guys need to brush up on Nav Rules for lights after dark when they are cruising in the harbor..
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Gordo,
It is true we have a new Fireboat...But the City wants to cut back on not only the Daily Manning of the Fireboat....They also want to Curtail Baltimore City Marine Police....due to budget constraints.
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I was the project manager for the design of the new fireboat. It's a big sturdy vessel. Requiring 16 knots design speed on a heavy steel semi displacement hull = huge wake. At 12 knots she loafs along with zero wake (o.k. 6" high)
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Evan. If you've got pictures of the new one I'd love to see them. Or at least pictures when it does get built.
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Evan. If you've got pictures of the new one I'd love to see them. Or at least pictures when it does get built.
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CanQua,
Thanks for introducing this thread. Wow!!- what a piece of equipment. In my 17 years in the Fire Service here in Bermuda I was involved in a number of ship fires. We don't have a dedicated fire boat here, but our tugs are all fitted with more than the usual fire fighting monitors and deck guns. To me the fire boats, and the guys and gals that crew them, are among the finest the service provides.
Excuse me for straying from your initial subject, but does anyone know the current status of the William Lyon MacKenzie, Toronto's big boat. I spent time on her in '71 while training at the Ontario Fire College at Gravenhurst. She was built, I think, in Collinwood Ont. and I think was the first boat fitted with an 85ft ariel platform.
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Built in Owen Sound, Ontario by Russel Brothers Limited, Toronto's William Lyon Mackenzie underwent a $1+ million refurbishment in 2004, that will extend the in-service life of the vessel by approximately 30 years. The main propulsion diesels engines were replaced and the "Aerial" platform was refurbished.
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