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The fireboat Guardian was a gift of survivors of the Loma Prieta earthquake to supplement San Francisco's fireboat Phoenix.
The fireboat Guardian was a gift of survivors of the Loma Prieta earthquake to supplement San Francisco's fireboat Phoenix.
Recently refurbished, the fireboat Phoenix has seen long service for the San Francisco Fire Department.
Recently refurbished, the fireboat Phoenix has seen long service for the San Francisco Fire Department.
City of Toronto fireboat "William Lyon Mackenzie"
City of Toronto fireboat "William Lyon Mackenzie"
Fireboat in Venice, Italy
Fireboat in Venice, Italy
Fireboat in Venice, Italy rushing to action (Photo: Kenya Allmond)
Fireboat in Venice, Italy rushing to action (Photo: Kenya Allmond)

A fireboat is a specialized watercraft, often resembling a tugboat, with pumps and nozzles designed for fighting shoreline and shipboard fires. They are particularly useful for fighting fires on docks and shore side warehouses as they can directly attack fires in the supporting underpinnings of these structures. They also have an unlimited supply of water available, pumping directly from below the hull and can be used to assist shore based firefighters when other water is in low supply or is unavailable, for example, due to earthquake breakage of water mains, as happened in San Francisco due to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Download high resolution version (800x612, 81 KB)San Francisco fireboat Guardian, a gift of survivors of the Loma Prieta earthquake to supplement the citys fireboat Phoenix. ... Download high resolution version (800x612, 81 KB)San Francisco fireboat Guardian, a gift of survivors of the Loma Prieta earthquake to supplement the citys fireboat Phoenix. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City; The City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1800x1179, 436 KB)Image of San Francisco FIre Department fireboat Phoenix. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1800x1179, 436 KB)Image of San Francisco FIre Department fireboat Phoenix. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1632x1232, 71 KB) Summary Aardvark114, 2003 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1632x1232, 71 KB) Summary Aardvark114, 2003 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 160 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 160 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Venice (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venezsia) is the capital of region Veneto, and has a population of 271,663 (census estimate January 1, 2004). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Venice (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venezsia) is the capital of region Veneto, and has a population of 271,663 (census estimate January 1, 2004). ... The Le Four manoeuvering in Brest harbour A tugboat, or tug, is a boat used to manoeuvre, primarily by towing or pushing other vessels (see shipping) in harbours, over the open sea or through rivers and canals. ... A forest fire Fire is a rapid oxidation process that creates light, heat, and smoke, and varies in intensity. ... A dock is an area of water between two piers or alongside a pier, forming a chamber used for building or repairing one ship. ... Inside Green Logistics Co. ... It has been suggested that Firefighter Assist and Search Team be merged into this article or section. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Loma Prieta earthquake occurred on Tuesday October 17, 1989, in the greater San Francisco Bay Area in California at 5:04 p. ...


Modern fireboats are capable of pumping tens of thousands of gallons of water per minute. The most technologically advanced of these is Fire Boat #2 of the Los Angeles Fire Department, the Warner Lawrence, with the capability to pump up to 38,000 US gallons per minute (2 m³/s) and up to 400 feet (120 m) in the air. The gallon (abbreviation: gal) is a unit of volume. ... A minute is a unit of time equal to 1/60th of an hour and to 60 seconds. ... It has been suggested that Warner Lawrence be merged into this article or section. ... The Warner Lawrence is an innovative fireboat owned and operated by the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) in Los Angeles. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...


Fireboats are most usually seen by the public when welcoming a fleet or historical ships with a display of their water moving capabilities, throwing large arcs of water in every direction.

Contents

List of modern fire boats

Asia

Hong Kong

  • Fireboat 1 (Elite)
  • Fireboat 2
  • Fireboat 3
  • Fireboat 4
  • Fireboat 5
  • Fireboat 6 (Excellence)
  • Fireboat 7
  • Fireboat 8
  • Command Boat (CB1 and CB2)
  • Diving Support Vessel (D1)
  • Diving Support Speed Boat (DV2 and DV3)
  • Speed Boat (SB1-6)
  • Sir Alexander Grantham - retired

Fireboat Sir Alexander Grantham at Quarry Bay Park. ...

Europe

Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Jan van der Heide

Zaandam, Netherlands

  • Blusboot De Weer

Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • RPA 2
  • RPA 10
  • RPA 11
  • RPA 12
  • RPA 13
  • RPA 14
  • RPA 15
  • RPA 16

Oslo, Norway

  • Erling Hagen #72

North America

Victoria, British Columbia

  • Rocket

Langford, British Columbia

  • #714

Toronto, Ontario

William Lyon Mackenzie # 334, named for Torontos first mayor William Lyon Mackenzie, is a fireboat for the Toronto Fire Services. ...

Perth Amboy, New Jersey

  • Fire Marine 5

Bayport, New York

Bayport Fire Department Fire Boat
Bayport Fire Department Fire Boat

The Bayport Fire Department is a volunteer fire department, located in Bayport, NY on Long Island in Suffolk County. ... Image File history File links Bayportboat. ... Image File history File links Bayportboat. ...

Buffalo, New York

Edward M. Cotter was a fire boat for the Buffalo Fire Department. ...

New York, New York

  • Firefighter
  • Governor Alfred E. Smith
  • John D. McKean
  • Kevin C. Kane
  • John J. Harvey

Fireboat John J. Harvey Fireboat John J. Harvey The John J. Harvey is a fireboat formerly of the New York City Fire Department in New York City, famed for returning to service on 9/11. ...

Los Angeles, California

The Warner Lawrence is an innovative fireboat owned and operated by the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) in Los Angeles. ... The Ralph J. Scott was a fireboat attached to the Los Angeles Fire Department serving the Port of Los Angeles. ...

San Francisco, California

  • Phoenix
  • Guardian

Seattle, Washington

  • Chief Seattle
  • Leschi

Historic Fireboats

Pyronaut and steam tug Mayflower, outside the Bristol Harbour Railway and Industrial Museum
Pyronaut and steam tug Mayflower, outside the Bristol Harbour Railway and Industrial Museum

Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 498 pixel Image in higher resolution (1948 × 1213 pixel, file size: 693 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Pyronaut fireboat in Bristol Harbour. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 498 pixel Image in higher resolution (1948 × 1213 pixel, file size: 693 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Pyronaut fireboat in Bristol Harbour. ... Categories: United Kingdom-related stubs | Museum stubs | Bristol | Museums in the UK ... Duwamish fireboat at the Hiram Chittenden Locks, Seattle, WA. The Duwamish reigned as one of the most powerful fireboats in the United States several times over her 75-year working life. ... Fire Boat No. ... Pyronaut and steam tug Mayflower, outside the Bristol Harbour Railway and Industrial Museum. ... Categories: United Kingdom-related stubs | Museum stubs | Bristol | Museums in the UK ...

See also

A fire apparatus, fire engine or fire truck or fire appliance usually refers to a vehicle designed to fight fires. ... It has been suggested that Firefighter Assist and Search Team be merged into this article or section. ...

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