Lake Assault Boats has delivered this custom 26-foot fire and rescue craft to the Bartow County (GA) Fire Department. The vessel is serving on Lake Allatoona, the state’s busiest lake, located 30 miles north of Atlanta.
The firefighting equipment includes a 1,500-gpm Darley fire pump (powered by a dedicated V8 engine), an Elkhart monitor, twin 4-inch discharges, and a foam system.
The landing craft style, modified V-hull boat sports a 63-inch hydraulically operated bow door (with an integrated ladder for diver reentry) and flat tread areas for ATV deployment.
Lake Assault Boats has delivered a 26-foot fire and rescue craft to the Owasco Fire Department in Auburn, New York.
The Rabun County Fire Services, located in the northeast corner of Georgia, has placed a Lake Assault Boats fireboat into service on Lake Rabun, an 835-acre reservoir with 25 miles of shoreline.
Ron Jeffers has photos from a recent maritime traditions held on the New Jersey side of the Hudson: The Blessing of the Fleet.
Anthony Rowett discusses options for using a fireboat in assisting land-based firefighting operations.
The custom-built craft, named GUARDIAN, was placed into service on Lake Waconia late last summer and has already responded to several on-the-water emergencies.
Lake Assault Boats, a leading manufacturer of purpose-built and mission-specific fire and rescue boats, recently assisted the Superior (WI) Fire Department in its response to a fire on an ore boat at Fraser Shipyards.
Earlier this month, Detroit firefighters responded to provide mutual aid to the St. Clair (MI) Fire Department for a multiple-alarm fire at a power plant. See photos from Dennis Walus.