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New Page Added December 1, 2015      Updated April 12, 2016
 

MARYLAND BOATS
Annapolis   Anne Arundel   Avenue Dist 7  Baltimore  Benedict  Bowley's Quarters 
Chesapeake City   Cobb Island   Deale  Havre DeGrace  Kent Island 
Marbury Dist 10   Newburg  Prince George's  Ridge   Romancoke
Salisbury   Shady Side   Solomons

 

The map of Maryland showing the various counties.
 

ANNAPOLIS FIRE BOAT
(Anne Arundel County)

 

"Annapolis Fire Boat 35"

The Annapolis, Maryland Fire Rescue Department operates this Metalcraft 36' Fireboat.
The boat is docked at the Annapolis Marina on Seaview Ave near 6th Street.

Photos 2012

 

 

ANNE ARUNDEL FIRE BOAT
(Anne Arundel County)

 

Anne Arundel County
"Fire Boat 19"
"Lady Anne"

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department operates Fire Boat 19
from the Sandy Point State Park near the western end of the Bay Bridges
across the Chesapeake Bay not far from Annapolis.

The "Lady Anne" was built by MetalCraft Marine in 2003.
It is 43' LOA, with a 14'6" beam and 2-1/2' draft.
The boat is rated at approximately 3000 gpm.

The area protected by the "Lady Anne" includes approximately
400 miles of shoreline, 300 marinas, and about 12,000 private boat slips
as well as much of the large ships heading up the bay to Baltimore.

Photos 2014

 

 

AVENUE DIST 7 FIRE BOAT
(St. Mary's County)

Avenue, MD
Seventh District VFD 
Fire Boat 5

2002 23' Sea Ark
Twin Yamaha 115 HP
Fire Pump

Avenue, MD is located on a peninsula in southern Maryland on the Potomac River
between the Wicomico River and St Clement's Bay.
The boat is kept in the fire house at Colton Point Rd and Oakley Road
and is on a trailer ready to be towed to the appropriate launch site.

Photos Nov 2015

 

 

 

BALTIMORE FIRE BOATS
(Baltimore City)

Baltimore City, MD
"Fireboat 1"
"John R. Frazier"

2007 Hike Metal Products boat built in Wheatley, Ontario, Canada.
Steel hull with Aluminum superstructure
87 feet LOA, 22 feet beam, 7'3" draft
Approx 7,000 gpm
(2) 6,500 gpm pumps
(4) monitors, 2 remote and 2 manual
1000 gallons of foam
Speed approx 16 knots
Named for former city fire chief
Photo July 2007 prior to going in service.
Currently the only large boat in service.
 

Baltimore City, MD
"Fireboat 2"
"Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr."

Built in 1956
104' 8" LOA - 21' 8" beam - 7' 8" draft
12,000 gpm
Was Fireboat 1 in 1991 - Became reserve Fireboat 2 in 2007 
Pumping display Baltimore harbor July 2007
 

 "Fire / Rescue Boat 1"
Baltimore City Fire Rescue Boat
2003 Sea Ark Aluminum boat built in Monticello, Arkansas
30' LOA, 1500 gpm
 

 "Fire / Rescue Boat 2"
Baltimore City Fire Rescue Boat
2003 Sea Ark Aluminum boat built in Monticello, Arkansas
30' LOA, 1500 gpm

 

 

 

 

 

BENEDICT FIRE BOAT
(Charles County)

Benedict, MD
"Marine 5"

1996 C-Hawk Boat
Approx 23' with outboards and a fire pump

Benedict, Maryland is located in the eastern side of Charles County
on the Patuxent River across from Calvert County.

Photo April 2016
 

 

 

CHESAPEAKE CITY FIRE BOAT
(Cecil County)

Chesapeake City, MD
Fire Rescue
"Boat 2"
 

2000 27' center console Fire Rescue Boat
Approx 150 gpm

Photo Nov 2015

 

 

COBB ISLAND FIRE BOAT
(Charles County)

Cobb Island, MD
Fire Rescue
"Boat 6"
 

Cobb Island Fireboat
Catamaran style hull with twin jet drives
Firepump and deckgun

Photos April 2016


 

 

DEALE FIRE BOAT
(Anne Arundel County)

 

Deale, MD
Fire Boat 42
 

The Deale, MD VFD Fire Boat 42 is located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland
a few miles south of Annapolis.

The boat is approximately 27' in length and has twin outboards.
A deckgun is mounted on the bow.

Deale also has a smaller Boston Whaler boat.


Photos Nov 2015

 

 

KENT ISLAND FIRE BOAT
(Queen Anne's County)

 

Kent Island, MD
"Fire Boat 1"

2006 Northwind 32' Argus Class Fire Boat

Kent Island VFD is located in Stevensville on Kent Island in the Chesapeake.
The boat is kept out of the water at the entrance to Castle Harbor Marina
at North East Bay.

Photos Nov 2015

 

 

MARBURY DIST 10 FIRE BOAT
(Charles County)

 

Marbury, MD
Tenth District VFD
"Fire Boat 8"
 

2011 Viking Welding Response FR-290J
29' LOA, 9' Beam, 1' 10" draft
Twin Yamaha 300 HP outboards
380 HP inboard fire pump with 3,500 GPM capacity
Approx 50 MPH speed
 

District 10, Marbury Fire Station is located at Poorhouse Road & Mason Springs Road
in Pisgah, MD.

Photos Nov 2015

 

 

PRINCE GEORGE'S FIRE BOATS
(Prince George's County)

Prince George's County, MD
"Fireboat 858"
"Lawrence Woltz"
 

2008 MetalCraft FireStorm 36
39' LOA
2000 GPM
Capable of 35 knots

 

 




 

 

ROMANCOKE FIRE BOAT
(Queen Anne's County)

 

United Communities VFD
Romancoke, MD
"Fire Boat 9"

2009 MetalCraft FireCraft 28
Twin Evinrude 250 HP otboards
Approx 1250 gpm

Romancoke is a small community located on the southern end of Kent Island, MD.
The "United Communities VFD" protects the community located in Queen Anne's County
in the eastern shore across the Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis. The department's
fireboat is located in North Pond with easy access to Eastern Bay and the Chesapeake.
  Fireboat 9 is a FireCraft 28 foot with a 1250 gpm pump and two deckguns.
It has twin Evinrude 250 HP and a 5000 w generator.
The boat, as well as United Communities' other apparatus have a dark green stripe.
Photos Nov 2016

 

 

SALISBURY FIRE BOAT
(Wicomico County)

Salisbury, MD
"Fire Boat 1"
"Michael J. McMullen"

2012 MetalCraft FireStorm 36
Approx 4000 gpm

Salisbury is located in the center of the Del-Mar-Va peninsula.
It is located at the head of the Wicomico River and is recognized as the
second busiest commercial port in Maryland.

Photo Nov 2015

 

 

SHADY SIDE FIRE BOAT
(Anne Arundel County)

Shady Side, MD
Fire Boat
"Arundel Patriot"
 

2010 Moose Boats M2-35 Emergency Response Boat
1400 GPM Pump - Roof mounted monitor
35' 4" LOA - 13' 6" beam - 40" draft
Twin Evinrude 300 HP outboards
Aluminum Catamaran hull

Photo April 2016


 

SOLOMONS FIRE BOAT
(Calvert County)

 

Solomons, MD
"Fire Boat 3"
 

1995 Winninghoff V-hull with cabin
28' LOA - Twin 200 HP Outboards
500 GPM Pump



 

 

 

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Annapolis   Anne Arundel   Avenue Dist 7  Baltimore  Benedict  Bowley's Quarters 
Chesapeake City   Cobb Island   Deale  Havre DeGrace  Kent Island 
Marbury Dist 10   Newburg  Prince George's  Ridge   Romancoke
Salisbury   Shady Side   Solomons

 

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