FDNY FIRE BOATS

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I have a question how come they do not keep Marine 1, 6 and 9 in a covered station like they do in the following pictures? It would seem to make sense since NY weather in the winter. Some even have an Engine Company housed with them.

 

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I have a question how come they do not keep Marine 1, 6 and 9 in a covered station like they do in the following pictures? It would seem to make sense since NY weather in the winter. Some even have an Engine Company housed with them.

Turning the question around . . .
Why is LAFD Fireboat 2 the only large fireboat in North America with a covered pier?
Why aren't the other LAFD fireboats also covered?
Why was LAFD Fireboat 2's previous house covered and then replaced with a new covered firehouse?
LA weather is nothing like NY winter weather.
 

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SEASONAL BOATS 2022....D.O. 41 / 22...Para. 2.3 SEASONAL BOAT PROGRAM
Marine Operations Seasonal Boat Program will be in service as of 0700 hours on Monday, May 2nd, 2022 as follows:
• Marine 3, based at Kingsborough College, will cover the South shores of Brooklyn and Queens. Marine 3 will monitor the Brooklyn radio frequency.
• Marine 4, based at the Fort Totten, will cover the North shore of Queens and the South shore of the Bronx. Marine 4 will monitor the Queens radio frequency.
• Marine 8, based at Atlantis Marina, will cover Staten Island and will monitor the Staten Island radio frequency. These boats will be in service daily from 0700 to 2400 hours and are operated by an Officer and two CFRD
certified firefighters from Marine Operations. They will operate on the Borough Radio frequency indicated above. Marine Companies are also available on the Fire Operations trunked radio system, accessed via "FIRE OPS" channel. These 33-foot SAFE Boats are equipped with a 1000 GPM fire pump, 25 Gallons of Universal Gold AR-AFFF (Alcohol Resistant Aqueous Film Forming Foam), generator, de- watering pumps, FLIR Infrared Camera Systems and basic Haz-Mat detection equipment in addition to standard water rescue equipment. These boats are an excellent water source for fires in remote areas near the waterfront. The boats should also be used to ensure the safety of members operating on piers or near the water. They can also be used to communicate with NYPD Harbor Units and NYPD Aviation, the US Coast Guard and other vessels via their Marine VHF radio for water rescues, dive operations, boaters in distress, and/or reports of drowning and other medical emergencies.
As per Communications Manual Chapter 8, units are reminded that a 10-46 shall be transmitted for any maritime fire or emergency:
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10-46 Code 1: Any fire in maritime environment (example: vessel, dock, pier)
10-46 Code 2: Emergency in maritime environment - Examples: Vessel in distress, person(s) in the water removed by Marine personnel, hazard to navigation, hazardous materials incident in maritime environment.
 

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Driving through Mystic, CT today, I saw a red and white fireboat at a berth at the Mystic Seaport. The original Fire Fighter has been at the Seaport for quite a while. This boat was much newer and appeared to be the former John McKean (Marine 1). There are no FDNY markings on the boat and all of the name plaques have been removed. The last I knew it was being converted to a restaurant on the Hudson River. Does anyone have more current information?
 

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Driving through Mystic, CT today, I saw a red and white fireboat at a berth at the Mystic Seaport. The original Fire Fighter has been at the Seaport for quite a while. This boat was much newer and appeared to be the former John McKean (Marine 1). There are no FDNY markings on the boat and all of the name plaques have been removed. The last I knew it was being converted to a restaurant on the Hudson River. Does anyone have more current information?
I was there last week. Was wondering what boat it was myself. Looked to small to be the McKean. Might be the John J Harvey or Alfred Smith but I’m just guessing. The area it was in was not accessible but appeared to have fresh paint
 

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I was there last week. Was wondering what boat it was myself. Looked to small to be the McKean. Might be the John J Harvey or Alfred Smith but I’m just guessing. The area it was in was not accessible but appeared to have fresh paint
You have a pass to be out that way?
 

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Definitely not the Harvey. Possibly the Smith but I thought that was a reserve boat.
 

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The Smith was sold several years ago. The boat in Conn is the Firefighter. The McKean is on the Hudson Rv north of the Tappan Zee brdg on the NJ side. The Harvey was parked on the Hudson River in Manhattan. Now 343 is up in Conn near the Firefighter for annual inspection and repairs since the end of March. Marine 1 is using the Feehan. Marine 6 is running with the Bravest.
 

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I have a question how come they do not keep Marine 1, 6 and 9 in a covered station like they do in the following pictures? It would seem to make sense since NY weather in the winter. Some even have an Engine Company housed with them.

Why do they not keep FDNY Boats under cover like this due to the snow and ice?
 

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The Smith was sold several years ago. The boat in Conn is the Firefighter. The McKean is on the Hudson Rv north of the Tappan Zee brdg on the NJ side. The Harvey was parked on the Hudson River in Manhattan. Now 343 is up in Conn near the Firefighter for annual inspection and repairs since the end of March. Marine 1 is using the Feehan. Marine 6 is running with the Bravest.
There’s 2 boats at the mystic seaport museum right now. fire Fighter is in the display area and open for tours. The second boat is a little smaller and at there maintenance dock with fresh paint and no markings
 
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