Size: 140' x 36' x 16'
Year Built: 2010
FIRE FIGHTER II
The FIRE FIGHTER II is the sister vessel to the THREE FORTY THREE. Like her companion, the FIRE FIGHTER II provides the New York City Fire Department Marine Division with the latest and most up to date technology available and have more safety tools and survival equipment on board than any other boat in the FDNY fleet.
The vessel is capable of protecting firefighters from Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear agents (CBRN) and is equipped with an air filtration system to protect responding members if a harmful agent should become airborne. Assistance on the design of the CBRN system was provided by engineers from the U.S. military’s Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense and Naval Sea Systems Command, United States Navy.
The addition of a forward ballast tank allows the boat to lower itself in the water in order to match its deck level with that of the large Staten Island ferries and permit ease of boarding onto the ferry by firefighters and other emergency responders as well as the safe transfer of passengers onto the fireboat should the ferry need to be evacuated. The fireboat’s normal deck level will be higher to allow the vessel to achieve its maximum speed without having its decks wet while underway.
Other capabilities include:
â€¢ Response speed of 20 miles per hour
â€¢ Ability to pump 50,000 gallons of water per minute
â€¢ Capable of supplying water up to 5 miles inland
â€¢ Large water-level platform for rescue and recovery
â€¢ Crane to provide high-level water streams and access to ships
â€¢ Rescue boat for rapid deployment
â€¢ Decontamination shower for hazardous materials
â€¢ Areas for patient treatment and transporting firefighter companies
â€¢ Capable of towing other vessels
The vessel is also outfitted with a command center capable of conducting full interoperable communications with other governmental agencies including NYPD, Office of Emergency Management, U. S. Coast Guard, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and can receive and transmit live satellite based video feeds.
Â The pilot house is configured to allow a 360 degree view allowing the vesselâ€™s pilot the ability to maneuver the vessel in tight quarters and when approaching the side of a large ship.