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Philadelphia, PA


Original Feature Posted April 26, 2004 - Re-launched January 28, 2012
Updated June 20, 2012

Philadephia Fire Boats  
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PHILADELPHIA FIRE BOATS

Old Philadelphia Marine Unit 1
Delaware River under Benjamin Franklin Bridge
Old Fire Boat pier was torn down in 1980's
Marine Unit 1 was moved to USCG Station
at South Columbus Blvd & Washington Ave.

Map of Philadelphia, PA
Marine Unit 1 is located on Delaware River between 76 & 676.
Marine Unit 2 is located on the Schuykill River on the southwest side of the city.
Camden, NJ boat are located across the Delaware River


 

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PHILADELPHIA FIRE DEPARTMENT
PHILY FIRE NEWS
PHILY SECOND ALARMERS
 


Philadelphia Marine Unit 1



Philadelphia Fireboat
"Bernard Samuel"
Built 1948
73'10" length
6,000 gpm capacity



Philadelphia Fireboat
"Delaware"
Built 1950
79'4" length
6,000 gpm capacity

 

PHILADELPHIA MARINE UNIT 1
USCG Station and home of Philadelphia Marine Unit 1
Located at South Columbus Blvd & Washington Ave on the Delaware River

Philadelphia - Marine Unit 1
"Independence"
2007 Derecktor 66' Fireboat
5,500 gpm - 200 gals AFFF
Aluminum hull with draft of only about 2.5 feet
Powered by (4) Detroit series 60 diesels capable of approx 35 knots
Jet drive propulsion
First new fireboat commissioned by Philadelphia Fire Department in 57 years.
(photos B Crosby July 2009)

 

Philadelphia Marine Unit 2

Philadelphia Fireboat
"Franklin"

Built 1950
79'4" length,
6,000 gpm

Philadelphia Marine Unit 2
Schuylkill River At Passyunk Avenue
(South West Philadelphia)

Philadelphia Fireboat
 "Franklin"
The 1950 steel fireboat is now in reserve, shown here at the Marine 1 dock
July 2009

 

 

 

Philadelphia, PA

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