February 23, 2024
San Diego Hearth-Rescue’s Triton fireboat that joined the division’s fleet in 2021. Courtesy SDFR

Assemblyman Brian Maienschein introduced that he has secured $1.25 million to exchange an getting old San Diego Hearth-Rescue fireboat with a state-of-the-art vessel.

The division’s Marine II, which has been in service since 1991, can be changed by an All Hazards Response Kind 4 Fireboat just like the Triton that’s already within the fleet.

“I’m thrilled to have the ability to help SDFD as they valiantly fulfill their mission to maintain swimmers, boaters, and others secure on our waterways,” Maienschein mentioned. “This tradition-built vessel will mix the maneuverability of the 32 foot Marine II it replaces with the high-tech capabilities of the Triton, a 2021 addition to SDFD’s marina.”

The brand new fireboat can be an enchancment over the Triton, with excessive maneuverability, a pump capability of two,500 gallons per minute, sonar for underwater searches, nuclear materials detection, and heavy towing functionality.

 The brand new fireboat is anticipated to be prepared in 12-18 months.