Residents, businesses and mariners along the shores of Boston Harbor can rest easier knowing they are protected by one of the finest fire boats afloat.
The Boston Fire Department recently took delivery of a brand new FireStorm 70 fireboat, built by MetalCraft Marine and fully loaded with Raymarine and FLIR electronics.
The John S. Damrell is named in honor of the former Chief Engineer of the Boston Fire Department who battled Boston?s great fire of 1872. Damrell was also an early pioneer in fire safety and was instrumental in creating modern fire codes in the United States.
The boat can pump up to 12,000 gallons per minute of water through its fire monitors and is fully equipped with chemical, biological, and radiological defense (CBRD) emergency response capabilities. The boat has a top speed of 35 knots, and is powered by water jet drives which gives it incredible maneuverability and handling.
The Boston Fire Department chose a Raymarine E-Series Widescreen navigation system to guide them across the waters in and around Boston. The pilothouse has 4-E120W multifunction displays, remote keyboards, HD Digital open-array radar, DSM300 depth sounder, Ray 218 VHF radios, Ray430 Loudhailer and much, much more. The boat is also fitted with a FLIR Voyager thermal imaging camera with specialized enhancements for marine firefighting duties.

Click on the video to see some of the impressive capabilities of this new fire boat.

Raymarine is extremely proud to be on board the John S. Damrell and wishes her crew and the rest of the Boston Fire Department good luck.