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Updated Sept 1, 2008 - Updated August 9, 2011
Added Mystic, CT Fire Boat July 2011
Added Houston, TX fireboat photos Sept 1, 2008
Added Prince George's County Fireboat 858 July 7, 2008
"World's Smallest Fireboat"
9'0" in length, 4'8" beam, 20" draft.
5 hp Briggs & Stratton outboard motor.
"World's Smallest Fireboat"
12 gpm pump @ 60 psi.
Worlds Smallest Fireboat Website
Updated site link 07-07-08
Key West, Florida Keys
Fire Rescue Boat
Buffalo, NY Fireboat Edward M. Cotter
Photo courtesy of Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping
Jan 30, 2006
These photos were submitted by Peter Friess
in Hamburg, Germany.
He sent these two photos of an "American" style
fireboat model he is building. Interestingly, he has named
his craft the "John S. Damrell" with a home port of Boston.
If you do some research, you will find that Damrell was
the Boston Fire Chief at the time of the Great fire of 1872
and had a distinguished career and public service to the city.
John S. Damrell
These two former Hamburg fireboats have been restored and are on display as part of
a floating museum. (Friess photo)
This is a photo of Hamburg Fireboat "Walter Haevernick"
Toronto Fire Boat "William Lyon MacKenzie" at birth in Toronto, Ontario.
Guest photo by John Kaye
March 28, 2006
Prince George's County, Maryland
2008 39' Metal Craft 2000 gpm fireboat capable of 35 knots
stationed at National Harbor on the Potomic.
Photos by B Shaffner, added April 2008
PG County Fireboat 858
Former Houston Fireboat Capt. Crotty.
Decommissioned and sold.
The Port of Houston Marine
Fire Department operates three boats from four stations.
The J.S. Bracewell is a May 1983 68' LOA x 20' beam with (2) 2000 gpm pumps and top speed 20 knots.
The Bracewell covers the Houston ship channel from the turning basin to Magellen refinery.
The Capt. W.L. Farnsworth covers from the Magellen refinery to Exxon Baytown. It is 80' long
with a 22' beam commissioned in March 1974 as 130 tons. It has (2) 3000 gpm pumps.
The Howard Tellspen is a 1983 twin to the Bracewell and covers from the Exxon Baytown to Bayport.
The fourth station has an engine and utility truck for Haz Mat responses located at Bayport.
(photos and info from Mike Stallings)
Capt. W.L. Farnsworth battling a fire
Houston Capt. W.L. Farnsworth
Houston Fireboats Capt. W.L. Farnsworth and Howard Tellspen display colors
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