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F.D.N.Y. - Page 10


Original Feature Posted April 26, 2004 - Re-launched January 28, 2012
Page reorganized December 9, 2015    Updated December 20, 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 NEW MARINE CO.9
"Fire Fighter II"

 

"FIRE FIGHTER II"
FDNY Fireboat - Marine Company 9

2009 built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group
Designed by Robert Allen Ltd
Panama City, Florida
140' LOA - 36' Beam
Top speed approx 18 knots
Powered by (4) 2000 HP engines.
Capable of 50,000 gpm with all (4) engines pumping
Rated at 20,000 gpm with (2) engines pumping
11 remote controlled monitors including:
(1) 17,000 gpm, (6) 6,000 gpm, and (4) 2,000 gpm
Also equipped with a hydraulic crane/tower ladder unit
and onboard generators for power supply.
500 ton vessel - cost $27 Million
Sister ship to the 2009 Fireboat "Three Forty Three"
Marine Company 9 assigned to Staten Island.

More water display pictures from 2012 Blessing of the Fleet below.

 

 

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

 

          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 MARINE COMPANY 9
 

FDNY MARINE COMPANY 9
The new Marine Company 9 Station is located on Homeport pier in the Stapleton section of
Staten Island. The new station opened in Spring 2012 is accessed off Front Street.
The pier is the same location that the old "Firefighter" had been docked at, but the entire
facility has been rebuilt including a protective safe harbor system reducing the impact
of rough seas on the boats located in lower New York harbor. The former quarters were
not on the dock, but actually some distance from the pier. The new station overlooks the
boats and the waterfront area.
 

 

The small boat assigned to Marine 9 also has a dock (right) within the protective basin.

The dark gray exterior of the steel protective basin at Marine 9.

Some photos of Marine 9 "Fire Fighter II"
at quarters March 2015

Marine 9 "Fire Fighter II" March 2015
 

Marine 9 "Fire Fighter II" March 2015
 

Marine 9 "Fire Fighter II" March 2015
 

Marine 9 Alpha - Dec 2015

Marine 9 Bravo

 

Marine 9 Bravo March 2015
 

Marine 9 Bravo and Marine 8 at Marine 9 quarters
and Verrazano Narrows Bridge
March 2015
 

Marine 9 Bravo and 9 Alpha - Dec 2015

 

 

 

 

FDNY NEW MARINE CO.9
"Fire Fighter II"

Marine Company 9
Staten Island Fireboat - Marine 9 "Fire Fighter II"
coming up the river for the 2011 Blessing of the Fleet.
 

The new Liberty Tower at World Trade Center under construction behind the "Fire Fighter II"

"Fire Fighter II"
Photos July 2011

 

 

Marine Company 9
Staten Island Fireboat - Marine 9 "Fire Fighter II"

 

 

The big boats "Three Forty Three" and "Fire Fighter III"

 

Marine Company 9
Staten Island Fireboat - Marine 9 "Fire Fighter II"
Red, white, and blue water display at 2012 Blessing of the Fleet.

2012 Blessing of the Fleet

It doesn't get much better.

 

 

 

 

New York City, NY

F.D.N.Y.


Updated December 20, 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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