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Members of NFPA Public Fire Protection Department and Interns visit Massport FD

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Aug 6, 2014

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On Tuesday August 5, members of the NFPA Public Fire Protection Department and 10 NFPA interns had the awesome opportunity to visit and tour the Massport Fire Department and take a ride on the fire boat, American United. The American United, known as Marine 31, is a 2011, 79' Fire boat capable of flowing 6000 gallons of water per minute, has 500 gallons of foam concentrate on board, and contains life rafts for 300 people.

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Marine 32, another Fireboat in the Massport fleet, is a 2009 37' Moose Boat with jet drive, can flow 500 gallons of water per minute, and has a life raft capacity for 130 people. After an extensive tour of the Massport facilities and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting equipment all hands reported to the docks for a thorough tour of Boston harbor aboard Marine 31.

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After nearly 34 years in the fire service I enjoyed our ride as if I was new firefighter taking a ride on a fire boat for the very first time. I want to thank the firefighters and officers who hosted our tour and gave a top notch tour of the facility and equipment along with a short history on the harbor.

The current 2013 edition of NFPA 1925 Standard on Marine Fire-Fighting Vessels will be open soon for public comment.

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