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F.D.N.Y. - Page 7


Original Feature Posted April 26, 2004 - Re-launched January 28, 2012
Reorganized December 9, 2015      Updated December 9, 2015

FDNY P1 The Marine Division FDNY P2 The Old Boats
FDNY P3 Old Marine 1 "McKean" FDNY P4 New Marine 1 "343"
FDNY P5 Old Marine 2 "Harvey" FDNY P6 The Small Boats
FDNY P7 Old Marine 6 "Kane" FDNY P8 New Marine 6 "Bravest"
FDNY P9 Old Marine 9
"Fire Fighter"
FDNY P10 New Marine 9
"Fire Fighter II
NYPD P11 Police Boats FDNY P12 New Marine  "Feehan"
   
FDNY Historic Page 1 Overview FDNY Historic Page 2 1862-1885
FDNY Historic Page 3 1890-1898 FDNY Historic Page 4 1903-1907
FDNY Historic Page 5 1908-1908 FDNY Historic Page 6 1914-1938
FDNY Historic Page 7 1954-1958 FDNY Historic Page 8 1958-1992

 

FDNY OLD MARINE CO.6
"Kevin C. Kane"

"Kevin C. Kane"
FDNY Fireboat - Old Marine 6
Built 1992 - Reserve in 2011
52' length, 16' beam, 4'6" draft
6,500 gpm capacity
Docked at the Brooklyn yard in 2001

 

NEW YORK CITY FIRE BOATS
There is perhaps no other city that comes to mind first when thinking about fire boats.
The Fire Department of New York City has a very long and historic history of fighting fires
on land and the sea. The city has 560 miles of waterfront and has long been one of the busiest
ports in the world.

Over the years many major historic incidents have occurred on the waters of New York
city and every one involved the response of fire boats. While many of the wharfs, warehouses,
and ships of the waterfront are no longer, the FDNY continues to respond to a wide variety
of emergencies. The September 11, 2001 World Trade Center collapse and the jet landing
in the Hudson River are but two of the more recent.

The first fire boat in the city dates back to 1875. At its height, in the early 1900's, the FDNY
Marine Division had 10 fireboat stations within the city. Budget cuts in the late 1960's and 1970's
reduced the fleet to 4 Marine Companies. Marine 1, 2, 6 and 9.
In 1992 that dropped to 3 Marine Companies with the closing of Marine 2.
The current Marine Companies 1, 6, and 9 continue to provide service.

Always some of the most powerful fireboats in the world, the fleet of the FDNY was
capable of pumping in excess of between 10,000 and 20,000 gpms.
The "Firefighter" of Marine 9 is possibly one of the most powerful and famous of all
recent boats, although each holds a special place in history.

Following 9/11, the department recognized the continued value of a fire boat fleet
and developed plans for upgrading the fleet to meet the needs of the future.
In the late 2000's, three new and powerful boats entered service.
Older boats have gone into reserve status or retirement.

Today, the FDNY operates the most modern and powerful boats in the world,
capable of pumping 50,000 gpms. In addition, they have developed boats
that are capable of higher speeds and specialized operations.

 

RELATED SITES
FIRE DEPARTMENT CITY OF NEW YORK
UNOFFICIAL FDNY SITE
FIREBOAT.ORG
THE BRAVEST.COM
 

YOU TUBE VIDEO OF
 FDNY MARINE CO. 9 "FIRE FIGHTER"
Added March 29, 2008

 

 

 

FDNY MARINE DIVISION
The Marine Division Headquarters relocated to the former
Brooklyn Navy Yard.

 

          FOR MORE ON THE HARVEY AND FDNY FIREBOATS           
WWW.FIREBOAT.ORG
Find out how you can support the preservation of this great vessel
and maybe take a ride on her!.

FDNY Fireboat - Marine 6
"Kevin C. Kane"
 

The "Kevin C. Kane" at Marine Company 6 in May 2001.
Twin towers of the World Trade Center on the left.

 

 

Marine Division at Brooklyn Navy Yard
July 2011

FDNY MARINE COMPANY 6 & DIVISION
The Marine Division Headquarters at the old Navy Yard is now home to Marine 6
and the spare boats.
 

FDNY Fireboat - Marine 6 Reserve
"Kevin C. Kane"
Built in 1992
52' LOA, 16' beam, 4'6" draft
6,500 GPM
Photos July 2011

 

 

 

 

 

New York City, NY

F.D.N.Y.


Updated December 9, 2015

FDNY P1 The Marine Division FDNY P2 The Old Boats
FDNY P3 Old Marine 1 "McKean" FDNY P4 New Marine 1 "343"
FDNY P5 Old Marine 2 "Harvey" FDNY P6 The Small Boats
FDNY P7 Old Marine 6 "Kane" FDNY P8 New Marine 6 "Bravest"
FDNY P9 Old Marine 9
"Fire Fighter"
FDNY P10 New Marine 9
"Fire Fighter II
NYPD P11 Police Boats FDNY P12 New Marine  "Feehan"
   
FDNY Historic Page 1 Overview FDNY Historic Page 2 1862-1885
FDNY Historic Page 3 1890-1898 FDNY Historic Page 4 1903-1907
FDNY Historic Page 5 1908-1908 FDNY Historic Page 6 1914-1938
FDNY Historic Page 7 1954-1958 FDNY Historic Page 8 1958-1992

 

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