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Fire Fighter II

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Fire Fighter II
History
New York City Fire Department
Name: Fire Fighter II
Operator: New York City Fire Department
Laid down: 2008
Commissioned: December 7, 2010
Homeport: Homeport Pier, Staten Island
Identification: MMSI number: 367597240
Status: In service
Notes: Predecessor: Fire Fighter
General characteristics
Length: 140 ft (43 m)[1]
Beam: 36 ft (11 m)
Draft: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Installed power: MTU 4 × 2000 HP engines
Propulsion: Hundested 4 × Variable Pitch Propellers
Speed: 17 knots (20 mph)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
Tender
Capacity: 20,000 gpm/50,000 gpm max
Crew: 7

Fire Fighter II is a Robert Allan Ltd. Ranger 4200 class fireboat put in service with Marine Company 9 of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) on December 7, 2010. The boat replaces the original Fire Fighter, and is sister to the fireboat Three Forty Three which serves with Marine Company 1.

In 2012, FDNY opened new quarters for Marine 9 at the Staten Island Homeport,[2] a 1,410-foot long pier in Stapleton[3] that was built in 1980s to berth the Battleship Iowa as part of the former Naval Station New York.[4]

Features

Construction of Fire Fighter II began in December 2008.[5] The 140-foot, 500-ton, $27 million fast response boat is the country’s largest fireboat, with a maximum speed of 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph). It incorporates the latest technology available for marine vessels, including the capability of pumping up to 50,000 gallons of water per minute,[1] nearly 30,000 gallons more than its predecessor. There is an operating crew of seven.[1]

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