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Original Feature Posted April 26, 2004 - Re-launched January 28, 2012
Updated April 6, 2018

FLORIDA BOATS
Bonita Springs  Brevard County  
Broward County   Cape Coral   Charlotte County - Punta Gorda  
Clearwater   Daytona Beach   Dunedin  Englewood  Estero  Everglades City  
Fort Lauderdale  Fort Myers   Hillsborough County  Iona-McGregor   Isle of Capri, Greater Naples  
Jacksonville-1 Old FB-1  Jacksonville-2 M-38   Jacksonville-3 M-40  Jacksonville-4 M-23 & M-39  
 Key West   Longboat Key   Marco Island  
Matlacha-Pine Island  Madeira Beach  
 Miami Beach   Miami-City  Miami-Dade 1  Miami-Dade 2   Niceville  
North Collier County 
Palm Beach County  Palm Harbor  Panama City   Pensacola   Port Canaveral   Safety Harbor  
Sanford  Sanibel island   Sarasota County  St Augustine   St Johns County   St Petersburg   Seminole 
 Tampa  Tarpon Springs  
Treasure island  Venice  West Manatee County - Holmes Beach

                  
      
  

FLORIDA FIRE BOATS

 

BONITA SPRINGS

Bonita Springs
"Marine 22"

The Bonita Springs Fire Department operates a Twin Vee hull fireboat.
The boat is docked behind "Station 27" at 26105 Hickory Blvd, Bonita Springs,
on Little Hickory island in Lee County, FL

The 1999 26' Twin Vee style boat has twin Suzuki 170 HP outboards and a 500 gpm fire pump.

Feb 2018


 

BREVARD COUNTY

Brevard County
"Marine 86"

The Brevard County Fire Department operates Marine 86 as a fireboat.
It is located at the Sebastian Inlet Marina, off Dixie Highway (Route 1)
in Micco, FL.  The boat is approx 25' in length with a single Yamaha 225 HP.

Feb 2018

 



BROWARD COUNTY

Broward County Sheriff's Fire Rescue
"Fireboat 6"
(Retired)
2009 Metalcraft Firestorm 40
Originally 3000 gpm
Now serves are Law Enforcement vessel

Feb 2017

 

 

CAPE CORAL

Cape Coral Fire Department
"Marine 1"
2006 Boston Whaler 27' 500 gpm

Feb 2017

 

Cape Coral Fire Department
"Marine 2"
Boston Whaler 19'

March 2018

 

 

Cape Coral Fire Department
"Marine 7"
2007 Boston Whaler 27' 500 gpm

Feb 2017

 

 

CHARLOTTE COUNTY - PUNTA GORDA

Charlotte County Fire Department
"Marine 1"
27' McKee Craft
500 gpm

March 2018

 

 

Charlotte County Fire Department
"Marine 1"
2018 MetalCraft
1000 gpm

March 2018

 

 

Charlotte County Fire Department
"Marine 2"
27' Boston Whaler Vigilant
500 gpm

March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

CLEARWATER

Clearwater
"Boat Fire 44"

Clearwater, FL took delivery of their new MetalCraft FireStorm 32 in December 2017.
The boat is rated at 1500 gm, but produces over 3000 gpm from two monitors.
It is kept at the Clearwater Police substation pier at 700 Bayway Blvd. along with
a police vessel.

Feb 2018

 

 

 

DAYTONA BEACH

Daytona Beach Fire Department
"Marine 1"
(Retired)

No Longer in Service

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DUNEDIN

Dunedin Fire Department
"Fireboat 60"
2015 Boston Whaler 25' 560 gpm

March 2017

 

 

 

 

ESTERO

Estero Fire Department
"Fireboat 40"

Estero Fire Department is located in Lee County, southeast of Fort Myers.
The department operates from 4 stations.

Their fire rescue boat is a 22' PangaMarine Boca Grande with a 150 HP Evinrude
and about a 500 gpm pump.  The boat is housed at Station 41, at US 41 & County Road.

Feb 2018

 

 

 


 

EVERGLADES CITY

Everglades City (Greater Naples FD)
 "Fireboat 60"

Fireboat 60 is a catamaran style 22' center console vessel with
twin Suzuki outboards and a small fire pump.

Mar 2017

 

 

 

FT LAUDERDALE

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue
"Fireboat 49"

2017 MetalCraft Marine FireStorm 38
42' LOA - 13' 4" beam - 2' 3" draft
Approx 4,700 GPM
(4) Deckguns

November 2017

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue
"Fireboat 249"

Approximately 28' McKee with twin 200 HP Yamaha outboards
Approx 500 gpm

November 2017

 

Fort Lauderdale Fire Department
"Rescue Boat"
Boston Whaler 25' Rescue Boat

Nov 2017

 

 

FORT MYERS

Fort Myers Fire Department
Boston Whaler 25' Fireboat

March 2016



 

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Hillsborough County Fire Department
(Ruskin)
"Fireboat 17"

2006 Boston Whaler 27' Fireboat
500 gpm

March 2017

 

Hillsborough County Fire Department
(Apollo Beach)
"Fireboat 29"

2018 Munson 38' Fireboat
4000 gpm

March 2018

 

 

 

ISLE OF CAPRI (Greater Naples)

Isle of Capri
(Greater Naples Fire Department)
"Fireboat 90"

2017 36' foot Metal Shark 500 gpm Fireboat

Feb 2017

 

 

 

IONA-McGREGOR

Iona-McGregor Fire Department
"Fireboat 70"
"Rememberance"

2015 32' foot Metal Shark Defiant 1000 gpm Fireboat

March 2016



 

 

JACKSONVILLE

Jacksonville Fire Department
Fireboat 1
"Eugene Johnson"
 (Retired)
Jacksonville, Florida
69 foot aluminum hull
16' 9" beam, 4' 2" draft, 20 knots speed
7000 gpm
Retired 2008
This boat was replaced by a new Metalcraft 50' fireboat
named the "Jake Godbold"

July 2009


 

Jacksonville Fire Department
"Marine 38"
"Dr. Robert F. Kiely"
(Originally Marine 1)

Jacksonville's 2010 Firestorm 70 Fireboat "Marine 1"
70'10" LOA, 22' beam. 14,000 gpm
(Photos courtesy of Metal Craft Marine)

Jacksonville Fire Department
"Marine 40"
"Jake M. Godbold"
(Originally Marine 1)
    2007 Metal Craft Fire Storm 50 Fireboat
7,000 gpm
(Photo courtesy of Metal Craft Marine)

 

Jacksonville Fire Department
"Marine 23"
2004 Silver Ships 27' Endeavor Boat.
Approx 1250 gpm
Previously unnumbered
Recently renumbered M-23
Expected to be assigned near Station 23

Dec 2015

 

Jacksonville Fire Department
"Marine 39"
Located at Marine Station 39 on the St. John's River near downtown
and the Jacksonville Sports Complex at 1408 Gator Bowl Blvd.
Marine 39 is one of two identical "small" boats purchased in 2004.
Built by Siler Ships in Mobile, Alabama.
The 27' Silver Ships Endeavor is powered by twin Mercury 300 HP outboards
and has a pumping capacity of approx 1,250 GPM.
The boat is shallow draft and fast and is located farthest up the St. John's
of the Jacksonville boats.

Nov 2015

 


Jacksonville boat leaves the station for a training exercise.
March 2015

 

KEY WEST

Key West Fire Department
"Fireboat"
Located at N. Roosevelt Blvd across from the Central Fire Station at 1600 N. Roosevelt.
2014 Safe Boat 29' Fireboat 1000 gpm.

Dec 2017


 

 

 

LONGBOAT KEY

Longboat Key Fire Department
"Fireboat"
2012 World Cat 32'
550 gpm

Mar 2017

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND

Marco Island Fire Department
"Fireboat 50"
2014 MetalCraft Firestorm 30
1500 gpm

Feb 2017

 

 

MATLACHA - PINE ISLAND

Matlacha - Pine Island
"Marine 151"

The Matlacha - Pine Island Fire Department has 3 fire stations.
It is located just west of Cape Coral, FL in Charlotte County.

The department operates a 24' Carolina Skiff from their
Station 151 on Pine Island Road. Marine 151 has a 115 HP Yamaha
outboard and approx 500 gpm fire pump.  It is housed in the fire station.

Feb 2018

 

 

 

 

 

MADEIRA BEACH

Madeira Beach Fire Department
"Marine Unit"
Personal water craft rescue unit.

 

 

MIAMI BEACH

Miami Beach Fire Department
"Fireboat 4"
2016 28' 1000 gpm Fireboat

Feb 2017

 

 

 

CITY OF MIAMI

Miami City Fireboat
"Fireboat 1"
2009 MetalCraft FireStorm 48
Approx4000 gpm

Feb 2015

 

 

The City of Miami Fire Department Dive team has 2 boats at the Bayside Marina.
Photos April 2018

 

Miami City Fireboat
"Fireboat 2"
Approx 25' boat with twin outboards and small fire pump.

 

 

 

 

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Miami-Dade County Fireboat
"Fireboat 1"
(Fireboat 73)

2007 MetalCraft FireStorm 50
50' 5" LOA  -  15' 10" Beam  -  Draft 25"
40 Knots
Excess of 7,000 GPM from two pumps
Approx 150 gallons of AFFF, 4 deckguns
Miami-Dade County Fireboats protect some 84 miles of coastline
and approximately 700 Sq Miles of some of the most active water
in the country.

Reassigned as Fireboat 73.
Update April 2017

Mar 2016

 

 

Miami-Dade County Fireboat
"Fireboat 2"
(Fireboat 21)

2009 MetalCraft FireStorm 36
39' 2" LOA  -  13' Beam  -  Draft 22"
39 Knots
Excess of 4,800  GPM from two pumps
Approx 70 gallons of AFFF, 4 deckguns
Miami-Dade County Fireboats protect some 84 miles of coastline
and approximately 700 Sq Miles of some of the most active water
in the country.

Reassigned as Fireboat 21.
(Photos Dec 2017)

Several other small boats are also operated by Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue.

Mar 2016

 



Fireboat 2 appears to have been reassigned as Fireboat 21 and relocated to
Haulover Park at MDFR Station 21.

Dec 2017

 

Miami-Dade County Fireboat
"Fireboat"
(Spare)

30' Safeboat with fire punp serves as a reserve unit for Maimi-Dade.
Shown as actingFireboat 21.
April 2018


 


 

NAPLES

Naples
"Fireboat 1"

The City of Naples, FL Fire Department operates "Fireboat 1" a 22' Boston Whaler fireboat
located near the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club at the end of River Point Drive just below
Tamiami Trail on the Gordon River.

Feb 2018

 

 

 

NICEVILLE

Niceville Fire Department
"Marine 1"

27' Boston Whaler Guardian
Twin 250 hp Mercury outboards
Fire pump with deckgun and manifold

April 2016

 

 

NORTH COLLIER COUNTY

North Collier County, FL
 "Fireboat 41"

The North Collier Fire Department is located in southwestern Florida.
Station 43 is the designated station to staff the 36'  Twin Vee Catamaran
fire rescue boat equipped with a 750 gpm Pump.  The boat is located at
a pier within a private community at Marina bay Club of Naples off
Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples on the Cocohatchee River.

Station 43 also uses a smaller boat Marine 43 as needed.

Feb 2018

 

 

 

 

PALM BEACH COUNTY

Palm Beach County
"Marine 9"

Palm Beach County Fire Department's "Marine 9" is a 2014 Contender 32' Rescue Boat.
Twin 300 HP Mercury.
Shown at PBCFR Station 42, 14276 Hagen Ranch Rd, Delray Beach (Maint. Shops).

Dec 2017

 

 

 

PALM HARBOR

Palm Harbor Fire Department
"Fireboat 68"

2017 Ameracat 32' Fire Rescue Boat
Mercury outboard

Mar 2017

 

 

 


 

PANAMA CITY

Panama City Fire Department
"Marine 421"

27' Pacific aluminum boat
with twin Yamaha 200 HP outboards.
The boat has a 750 gpm fire pump and deckgun.
It also supports Dive Team operations.

April 2016

 


 

 

PENSACOLA

Pensacola Fire Department
"Fireboat 1"

2013 MetalCraft FireStorm 32
36' LOA
2000 GPM

April 2016

 

 

 

PORT OF CANAVERAL

Port Canaveral Fireboat
"Fireboat 1"
2011 MetalCraft FireStorm 36
1750 GPM
(Guest photos Ben Dottridge - Mar 2014)

 

 

SAFETY HARBOR

Safety Harbor Fire Department
"Fireboat 52"

Safety Harbor's 25' Boston Whaler 500 gpm Fireboat.

Mar 2017

 

 

 

SANFORD

Sanford Fireboat
"Fireboat 31"

Sanford Fire Department is located in Seminole County, FL.
The city is located on Lake Monroe.
Their boat is a 22' Boston Whaler with 225 HP
and a fire pump.  It is located at the Monroe Harbour Marina.

Mar 2018


 

 

SANIBEL ISLAND

Sanibel Island Fireboat
"Marine 171"

Sanibel Island, FL operates "Marine 171"
located at the Sanibel boat ramp, just over the causeway from the mainland.
The 22' Boston Whaler is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha and has a small fire pump.
It is docked with several police boats.

Feb 2018

 

 


 

SARASOTA

Sarasota County
"Fireboat 3"

Sarasota County, FL Fireboat
Boston Whaler

Mar 2018

 

 
 

 

ST AUGUSTINE

St. Augustine Fire Department
"Marine 49"

The Nations Oldest City, St. Augustine, FL,
operates a 2017 27' Boston Whaler Guardian Fire-Rescue Boat.
Equipped with a small pump
and twin 250 Hp Mercury outboards.

Nov 2017

 

 

 

ST JOHNS COUNTY

St. Johns County Fire Department
"Fireboat"

2016 Safe Boat 29' Fire-Rescue Boat 
Twin Mercury 250 HP outboards
500 gpm

St. Johns County, FL is located on the northern east coast in the St. Augustine area.

Nov 2017

 

 

 

ST PETERSBURG

St. Petersburg Fire Department
 "Fireboat 11"

St. Petersburg Fireboat 11 is a 27' Boston Whaler Vigilant
with a 500 gpm pump.

Mar 2017

 

 

SEMINOLE

 

Seminole Fire Department
"Marine 29"

The Seminole Fire Department is located in southwest Pinellas County, FL
The department has 4 stations. Station 29 houses several apparatus including
their "Marine 29" which is a 2014 Carolina Skiff with a Yamaha 115 HP.
Station 29 is located at 11195 70th Ave North, Seminole, FL

Feb 2018


 

 


 

TAMPA

Tampa Fire Department
"Fireboat 1"
"Patriot"

Tampa took delivery of their Firestorm 70 Fireboat in 2009.
The "Patriot" is 69'6" LOA and 22'10" beam, with 34" draft.
The pumping capacity is 14,000 gpm.
It has a 500 gallon AFFF tank.

Sandblasted topsides and repainted photos Feb 2018.

Feb 2018

 

 

Tampa Fire Department
"Fireboat 2"
"Richard D Santmyer"

Tampa Fireboat "Richard D. Santmyer"
1993 Sea Ark
32' LOA - 1250 GPM
Triple Mercury 250 HP outboards.

Feb 2018

 

 

 

TARPON SPRINGS

Tarpon Springs Fire Department
"Fireboat 71"

Tarpon Springs 25' Boston Whaler 500 gpm Fireboat.

Mar 2017

 

 

 

TREASURE ISLAND

Treasure Island Police Fire Boat
"Marine 1"

Treasure Island is located on the west coast of Pinellas County, FL.
The community is a small municipality with one station located at
180 108th Ave, Treasure Island.  A fire and police station is located
just off the main drag of Gulf Blvd.  The boat is docked behind the police-fire station.

MARINE 1
The Police-Fire-Rescue boat is a 2017 22' Boston Whaler.
Twin Mercury outboards.

Feb 2018

 

 

 

VENICE

Venice Fire Department
 "Fireboat 51"

The Venice Fire Department operates this 2012 Boston Whaler 32'
Fire Rescue boat with a 500 gpm pump.
Twin Mercury 300 hp.

Mar 2017

 

 

WEST MANATEE - HOLMES BEACH

West Manatee County Fireboat

The West Manatee County, FL Fireboat is located at Holmes Beach (Anna Maria Island)
just west of Bradenton.  The boat dock is at the 63rd Street Boat ramp. It is located just
around the corner from Station 3.  A Police Boat shares the dock.

2017 Metal Shark Courageous 28' Fireboat
1500 gpm - 2 Mercury outboards

Feb 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

  Florida

FLORIDA BOATS
Bonita Springs  Brevard County  
Broward County   Cape Coral   Charlotte County - Punta Gorda  
Clearwater   Daytona Beach   Dunedin  Englewood  Estero  Everglades City  
Fort Lauderdale  Fort Myers   Hillsborough Co  Iona-McGregor   Isle of Capri, Greater Naples  
Jacksonville-1 Old FB-1  Jacksonville-2 M-38   Jacksonville-3 M-40  Jacksonville-4 M-23 & M-39  
 Key West   Longboat Key   Marco Island  
Matlacha-Pine Island  Madeira Beach  
 Miami Beach   Miami-City  Miami-Dade 1  Miami-Dade 2   Niceville  
North Collier County 
Palm Beach County  Palm Harbor  Panama City   Pensacola   Port Canaveral   Safety Harbor  
Sanford  Sanibel island   Sarasota  St Augustine   St Johns County   St Petersburg   Seminole  Tampa 
Tarpon Springs  
Treasure island  Venice  West Manatee County - Holmes Beach

 

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