Fire Boat No. 1 "John R. Frazier"
Baltimore, MD - Fire Boat No. 1 "John R. Frazier" responds to: Locust Point, Inner Harbor, Downtown, Brooklyn, Fairfield, Canton & Fells Point. Fire Boats respond to any incident on the water within Baltimore City and any fire within two blocks from the water. Additionally, the Fire Boat is a regional response vessel, purchased with homeland security money. Being the only large Fire Boat on the entire Chesapeake Bay, as well as the only full time staffed vessel, the Fire Boat could be called to respond as far south as Richmond, Virginia and as far north as Delaware. The "John R. Frazier" is an 85 foot, steel and aluminum constructed vessel. It can pump 7,000 gallons of water per minute. Fire Boat No. 1 serves as the front line Fire Boat. It was purchased in 2007 and named for a former Chief of the Baltimore City Fire Department. Fire Boat No. 1 is staffed with one Officer, one Marine Pilot, one Marine Engineer and either a second Marine Engineer or a Firefighter.
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