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Original Feature Posted April 26, 2004 - Re-launched January 28, 2012
Updated August 16, 2016

NEW BEDFORD AREA
New Bedford    Fairhaven     Dartmouth

FALL RIVER AREA
Fall River   Somerset
 

NEW BEDFORD AREA FIRE BOATS

New Bedford Fireboats
"MARINE 38 & MARINE 41"
The City of New Bedford, Massachusetts operates two fire - rescue boats at this time.

The department took delivery of their new "Marine 38" in August 2016.
Also known as the "Jesse Pacheco, Jr", Marine 38 was built by Moose Boats
in Petaluma, CA and trucked cross country to New Bedford. The M2-38 catamaran
style boat is jet driven, equipped with all the latest electronics and navigation equipment,
and is capable of pumping in excess of 1,500 gpm via (2) deckguns.

The new boat took the place of the former "Marine 31", originally known as "Marine 2"
or the "Robert Gonsalves." That boat originally came from the Boston Fire Department
where it served from 1992 to 2008 as the "St. Florian II."  Upon release from New Bedford,
Marine 31 went to the Fall River FD where it has become their first "Marine 1" in 2016.

The other New Bedford boat is the former USCG 41 footer, the 250 gpm "Marine 41"
aka "Edward C. Spooner" which has served as a search & Rescue and Hazardous Materials
response boat.

Both boats are located at the State Pier off MacArthur Drive in New Bedford.

ALSO INCLUDED on this page are the Fairhaven "Marine 25" located across the harbor
from the New Bedford boats and Dartmouth FD's "Marine 1" which is located west of
New Bedford in South Dartmouth.

 

New Fireboat



New Bedford Fireboat
"MARINE 38"
The City of New Bedford, Massachusetts took delivery of its new fireboat "Marine 38"
in August 2016. The boat was built by Moose Boats in Petaluma, CA and trucked cross
country to New Bedford.
Moose Boats M2-38 Catamaran CBRN Fire Rescue boat
Twin Cummings diesel jet propulsion
1,500 gpm pump - Two deckguns and manifold discharges
Full electronics package

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Bedford Fireboat
"MARINE 41"
The City of New Bedford, Massachusetts operates a couple fire - rescue boats at this time.
Marine 41 "Edward C Spooner" was named after the first New Bedford firefighter killed in the
line of duty in 1890.  It is a former USCG 41 foot utility boat with a 250 gpm pump.
Its primary duty is search & rescue, as well as hazardous materials response.
It was acquired by New Bedford a few years ago.
 

 

 

 

 

 

New Bedford Fireboat
"MARINE 41"
The City of New Bedford, Massachusetts operates a couple fire - rescue boats at this time.
Marine 41 "Edward C Spooner" was named after the first New Bedford firefighter killed in the
line of duty in 1890.  It is a former USCG 41 foot utility boat with a 250 gpm pump.
Its primary duty is search & rescue, as well as hazardous materials response.
It was acquired by New Bedford a few years ago.

Three photos of the Spooner "Marine 41" by Brian Gallant, NBFD Mar 2014

 

Former New Bedford Boats

 

New Bedford Fireboats
"MARINE 31 & MARINE 41"
The City of New Bedford, Massachusetts operates a couple fire - rescue boats at this time.
The "Robert Gonsalves" also know as Marine 31, formerly Marine 2, is the 31 foot vessel
originally called the "St. Florian II" which served the Boston Fire Department from 1992-2008.
The second boat is the "Edward C. Spooner" also known as Marine 41.
It was named after the first New Bedford Firefighter killed in the line of duty in 1890.
The former USCG 41 footer has a 250 gpm capacity, but is primarily for search & rescue
and hazardous materials responses.
Both boats are at the State Pier off MacArthur Drive.
 

 

 

Former New Bedford Fireboat
"MARINE 31"
Previously "MARINE 2"
The City of New Bedford, Massachusetts operates a fireboat now known as Marine 31,
Formerly known as Marine 2, the boat is also named "Robert Gonsalves"
This 31 foot vessel is the former St. Florian II which served the city of Boston from 1992-2008.
It was then donated to New Bedford Fire Department that did not have a fireboat.
It has a pump capacity of about 1,000 GPM from 2 monitors.
The boat is kept at the State Pier off MacArthur drive.


 

FORMER BOSTON F/B ST. FLORIAN II
The St. Florian II served the City of Boston from 1992-2008. (shown here)
It is now owned by New Bedford.

 

 

 

NEW BEDFORD MARINE 1

New Bedford
"MARINE 1"
1984 Parker 25' Boat
This boat is no longer used by NBFD (2014 update)
 

 

FAIRHAVEN FIRE DEPARTMENT BOAT

FAIRHAVEN
"Marine 25"
Fairhaven shares the harbor with New Bedford.
Fairhaven acquired this 25 foot former USCG Safe boat in 2013
It was put in service in 2015.
Twin Honda 225 HP Outboards
Photos June 2016

 

 

FAIRHAVEN
"Marine 25"
Fairhaven shares the harbor with New Bedford.
Fairhaven acquired this 25 foot former USCG Safe boat in 2013
It is expected to go in service in 2014.

 

 

 

FAIRHAVEN
"Marine 1 / aka Marine 25"
Across the harbor from New Bedford is Fairhaven

 

 

DARTMOUTH FIRE

DARTMOUTH DISTRICT 1
"Marine 1"
2005 Metalcraft Firestorm 31'
Twin 225 hp Yamaha
1250 gpm
Just west of New Bedford is the Town of Dartmouth.
This photo submitted by Brian Parent March 2014

 

 

 

 

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NEW BEDFORD AREA
New Bedford    Fairhaven     Dartmouth

FALL RIVER AREA
Fall River   Somerset
 

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