Fireboats in Rochester

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There is a history of fireboats in Rochester, a significant port on Lake Ontario.[1]

The Rochester Fire Department ordered a new 38 feet (12 m) fireboat in 2018.[1][2][3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Christian Garzone (2019-05-09). "Rochester Fire Department’s new custom catamaran on order". Rochester First. Retrieved 2021-01-08. "Moose Boats out of California is constructing the vessel for the Rochester Fire Department, and has the capability to pump 1,500 gallons of water per minute via two mounted monitors." 
  2. Betsy Frawley Haggerty (2019-10-15). "Construction of purpose-built fireboats growing". Work boat magazine. Retrieved 2021-01-08. "The Rochester boat, an M2-38 cat slated for delivery in fall 2020, will also have Cummins diesels, HamiltonJet waterjets and a fire-pump system flowing in excess of 1,500 gpm. Cockpit mounted monitors and a hose discharge portal for connection to fire trucks will allow firefighting from the water and from land The boat will have a walkaround cabin with EMS equipment and a patient bench." 
  3. "Moose Boats Awarded Contract for Rochester NY Fire Department". Maritime Executive. Retrieved 2021-01-08. "The navigation and electronics suite is comprised of multifunction navigation screens, radar, 3D side scan sonar, AIS, VHF radios, radio direction finder and a thermal imaging camera. A heavy-duty push knee will enable the M2-38 to come in contact with larger vessels and piers while the combination ladder will allow fire fighters to disembark in beach landing scenarios and facilitate dive and rescue operations from the stern."