The Portland (Maine) Fire Department has launched a custom 65-foot aluminum fire/rescue boat built by A.F. Theriault & Son of Meteghan River, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The “City of Portland” features a medical bay identical to land-based ambulances, multiple water cannons and a complete Delta “T” ventilation system.
|The “City of Portland” has a medical bay identical to land-based ambulances|
“We offer Delta ‘T’ Systems as optional equipment, but they have such a great reputation that many architects will incorporate them into their designs,” said Graham Oakley, Theriault & Son’s vice president of production.
The new Portland Fire Department fire/rescue boat serves the city, as well as the surrounding communities on Penobscot Bay. Powered by twin 454-hp Caterpillar C12 engines, City of Portland duplicates an ambulance compartment so paramedics feel more comfortable on board.
Using a Hale pump and 525-hp Iveco diesel, it has two manually-operated 1,500 gmp water guns on deck, as well as a remote-controlled 3,000-gpm water cannon above the pilothouse.
A.F. Theriault & Son is a trusted name in the construction of steel, aluminum, fiberglass and composite commercial and recreational vessels. Founded in 1838, the family-owned business prides itself on expert workmanship and employs only the best equipment and systems.
Delta “T” Systems of Riviera Beach, Fla., a leader in engine room ventilation technology, designs and manufactures custom systems for the commercial, military and pleasure boat markets.