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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