Hendersonville Fire Department Acquires New Fire Boat
The department was fortunate to receive from Sumner County Emergency
Management a 21 foot fire boat
that has fire suppression and dive rescue capabilities.
The boat is powered by a 175hp outboard motor
which can give us speeds up to 65 mph. It has a Loran/GPS
unit, depth finder, water temperature monitor, bottom
scanning sonar and computer aided mapping for the
water and land references. The boat also has a shallow
draft of only 1 foot which gives us the capability to gain
access to 95% of our waterways.
The boat will undergo some major modifications this
winter to provide additional capabilities to the operators.
Prior to modifications.......
Pictures below are following modifications....
Fire Marshal Joe Bowman and Inspector Bob Galoppi
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