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Original Feature Posted April 26, 2004 - Re-launched January 28, 2012
Updated August 14, 2017

CONNECTICUT BOATS  
Branford   Bridgeport  Deep River  East Hartford 
Essex  Fairfield  Greenwich  Guilford  Middletown 
Milford   Mystic   New Haven  Norwalk  
Old Saybrook  Portland  Stamford  Stratford

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut
There a many fire and rescue boats along the south coast of Connecticut on Long Island Sound.
Additionally, there are a number of boats on various rivers deep inland.

 

BRANFORD FIRE BOATS

 

BRANFORD, CT
MARINE 2
Branford's Marine 2 was built by Munson
It has an aluminum landing craft hull with a bow door.
Equipped with twin Mercury outboards and a fire pump.
Docked at Bruce & Johnson's West Marina

 

BRANFORD, CT
Marine 5
Branford, CT Marine 5 was built by Derecktor Shipyards in Bridgeport, CT
The 2007 32' aluminum boat has a catamaran hull.
1000 gpm pump
Twin Mercury 275 hp

 

BRIDGEPORT FIRE BOATS

BRIDGEPORT, CT
Fireboat 33
Bridgeport, CT took delivery of this 33' Safe Boats Defender fireboat in 2013.
It is powered by (3) Yamaha 300 HP outboards.
The boat can pump 1000 gpm and is equipped with all the essential
electronics and navigations systems.

 

BRIDGEPORT, CT
Former Fireboat
Bridgeport, CT operated this 2008 MetalCraft Firebrand 28 Fire Boat
until about 2014 when it was sold to the Fairfield CT Fire Department.
FAIRFIELD, CT FIRE DEPARTMENT
The boat was the first fireboat in Bridgeport's history.
28' LOA - 10' beam
Twin Mercury 250 HP outboards
1250 gpm pump

 

DEEP RIVER FIRE BOAT

DEEP RIVER, CT
Fireboat 5-2
Deep River, CT is located on the southern portion of the Connecticut River
in New London County. The volunteer fire department operates this
2004 Munson landing craft style 24' fireboat.
It is powered by a single Mercury 250 HP outboard.
It can pump up to 250 gpm.

Photos August 2017

 

EAST HARTFORD FIRE BOAT

 

EAST HARTFORD, CT
Marine 1
The East Hartford Fire Department operates this 1009 Viking Welding
26' landing craft style fire rescue boat. An inboard motor powers a jet drive.
It can pump 350 gpm.
The boat is kept in the fire headquarters at Station 3 at 31 School Street.

Photos August 2017

 

 

ESSEX FIRE BOAT

ESSEX, CT
MARINE 6-2
Approx 24' boat with single outboard and small fire pump.
Photo Nov 2015

 

FAIRFIELD FIRE BOAT

FAIRFIELD, CT
MARINE 28
2008 MetalCraft Firebrand 28
1500 gpm
Formerly Bridgeport Marine 1
Oct 2015

 

 

GREENWICH FIRE BOAT

  

GREENWICH, CT
MARINE 139
The Greenwich Police Department's Marine Operations Section operates Marine 139
built by North River Boats in Oregon.  The 39' boat was delivered in 2009.
It is equipped with 1500 gpm pump.

Photos August 2017

 

 

GUILFORD FIRE BOAT

GUILFORD, CT
Marine 10
2015 MetalCraft Marine 30 Foot with twin outboards
1000 gpm.

 

MIDDLETOWN FIRE BOAT

 

MIDDLETOWN, CT
 Marine 1
The Middletown fireboat is this 2003 Sea Ark with twin 135 HP Mercury outboards.
The boat can pump 1000 gpm.

Photos August 2017

 

 

MILFORD FIRE BOAT

MILFORD, CT
 Marine 1
27 Foot Aluminum boat
1000 gpm

 

MYSTIC FIRE BOAT

MYSTIC, CT
Marine 1 - 232
2012 MetalCraft Firestorm 32
Approx 2000 gpm

MYSTIC, CT
"Marine One"
Joseph B Herman
Approx 1972 Privateer
Purchased second hand from Guilford CT - operated by Mystic FD approx 20 years
Replaced in 2012 by new boat

 

NEW HAVEN FIRE BOAT

NEW HAVEN, CT
"Marine 1" - "Nathan Hale"
2013 MetalCraft Marine Firestorm 36
4,800 gpm

 

NORWALK FIRE BOATS

NORWALK, CT
Boat 238
"Robert Bedell"

2012 42 foot  built by North River Boats, Roseburg, OR
2400 gpm
 

NORWALK, CT
Marine 2
"Harry E. Brower"
24 foot boat with twin outboard motors

 

PORTLAND FIRE BOAT

PORTLAND CT
Marine 1
 2007 22' Boston Whaler Guardian with twin Mercury outboards and fire pump.

Photos August 2017

 

STAMFORD FIRE BOAT

STAMFORD, CT
Marine 236

The City of Stamford Fireboat
2013 MetalCraft FireStorm32
1500 gpm

 

 

STRATFORD FIRE BOAT

STRATFORD, CT
Marine 233
"Allen D. Judson"

2015 33 foot Safeboat
(3) Mercury 300 HP outboards
1000 gpm
Oct 2015

 

 

Other Boats
 

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Branford   Bridgeport  Deep River  East Hartford 
Essex  Fairfield  Greenwich  Guilford  Middletown 
Milford   Mystic   New Haven  Norwalk  
Old Saybrook  Portland  Stamford  Stratford

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