This page will be dedicated to the new Marine Rescue 663 boat that the Waterford Fire Department
Both WFD and the Northside Fire District will then have the type of boat to answer the calls for help and Rescue on the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers in our district and in mutual aid districts.As the boats are designed to be connected on the water,this will allow for a larger platform for various Operations such as Dive drills and training.
A link to the manufacturer is here if you wish to view specs and photos and capabilities of the Rescue ONE Connector Boat brand.
In the meanwhile, here is the photo of our new boat in the picture below, it is the one on the rear of the delivery trailer.
WFD will be trained by the Mfgr rep on Operation,Capabilities and Maintenance on the new boat.A core group of WFD members will be trained and then they will then train
the remainder of our WFD members.MR-663 will also be outfitted with existing and new equipment,lighting,communications and also marked and lettered.
Once training and familiarization in complete and everything is in order it will be put into service to continue to answer calls on the water and perform various duties and task at events.
MR663 was delivered on Tuesday the 2nd of April.April 2-4th the boat was outfitted with dock lines,throw ropes,paddles and a first aid kit.Other supplies were loaded on such as PFDs, ropes and bumpers.
April 5th the boat was lettered by the good folks from One Day Signs in Waterford.The remaining equipment to be installed is county 800mhz radio,Sonar Device,lighting and a siren/public address controller and speaker.Also some work lights/scene lights and a remote spotlight. This is scheduled for April18th.
L to R : Cpt J OConnor,Past Chief G.OConnor,Lt McNaughton, Cpt M Ball ,FF W.Redick
MR-663 Operator Training on Mohawk River (picture,G.OConnor operates boat while Lt McNaughon
confers with FF Justin Hines
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