The Ocean City Fire Department has a new piece of equipment to add to their fleet, thanks to the delivery of Moore Boat’s Moore Fire 32 on Tuesday, June 11. Representatives from the Ocean City Fire Department and Moore Boat met at the Fire Department’s bayside boat dock on 13th Street to make the official exchange of equipment.
“This day is a couple of years in the making,” said Ocean City Fire Department Chief Chris Larmore. “There has been a lot of research, planning, and just plain hard work put into the building of this vessel. I am really proud of the final product and I can’t wait to show the residents and visitors of Ocean City what this boat is capable of thanks to the hard work of our employees and our partners at Moore Boat.”
The Moore Fire 32, which has successfully completed various sea trails, is an all new aluminum vessel offering numerous unique designs and features. With the ability to respond to incidents through areas normally deemed unnavigable to traditional fire boats, the Moore Fire 32 was built specifically for its intended use as a fire/ems operations platform in the Ocean City area.
“The Moore Fire 32 was designed to transverse sandbars with depths as shallow as 6 inches,” said Leighton Moore, president of Moore Boat. “We have spent the past two years working closely with the Ocean City Fire Department to design this vessel from the ground up to support the department’s daily mission on the area’s waterways.”
The new fire boat offers numerous unique design features aimed at supporting the Fire Department’s fire suppression, emergency medical care, rescue and hazardous materials response missions on the inland and near-coastal waterways. A formal dedication of the vessel will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 2 p.m., with the location of the dedication to be announced in the near future. Residents and visitors who are interested in catching a glimpse of the one-of-a-kind vessel, it will be on display at the Maryland State Fireman’s Association Convention on June 17-19, behind the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.
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