Fire Fighter II
|New York City Fire Department|
|Name:||Fire Fighter II|
|Operator:||New York City Fire Department|
|Commissioned:||December 7, 2010|
|Homeport:||Homeport Pier, Staten Island|
|Identification:||MMSI number: 367597240|
|Notes:||Predecessor: Fire Fighter|
|Length:||140 ft (43 m)|
|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 |
|Capacity:||20,000 gpm/50,000 gpm max|
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, a 1,410-foot long pier in Stapleton that was built in 1980s to berth the Battleship Iowa as part of the former Naval Station New York.
Construction of Fire Fighter II began in December 2008. 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, nearly 30,000 gallons more than its predecessor. There is an operating crew of seven.