04/10/11 98 W, 1 I - + 2 - 6 Davenport's New Fire Boat

And here's one for the boat lovers. Davenport's central fire station is a historic structure dating to the 1900s, ergo why Mr. Blogger was visiting. Sitting inside the station's shop space is their new fire boat, recently delivered but not yet in service. Specs: 26-foot, 14-inch draft, 400 HP Chevy V8 engine, propelled by jet, top speed 40 MPH, drop-down front end, 2500 GPM pump and deluge gun. Cost $178,182, funded by Homeland Security grant. For use on the Mississippi River and other waterways as needed. Read more about it from the Quad-City Times. Click to enlarge:

Great posts on your trip to Iowa. Looks like the Davenport Fire Department has a wealth of info on their Web page(s) but the images are not loading for me either in Firefox or Safari? Anyone else having luck viewing images on the City of Davenport Fire/Rescue site: http://www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/egov/..
Trevor - 04/10/11 - 22:11

Interesting – looks like an issue with how the images are “pathed” in the source code. They have the server IP and use https in the code. If you browse directly to the image it seems to work (just an FYI):
Trevor - 04/10/11 - 22:13

I have to go to a North Carolina blog to read about a fire boat seventy miles away. Only other boat that approaches this in Iowa, to the best of my knowledge, is at Lake Okoboji in northwest Iowa operated by several departments in that area. Also, related to old stations the City of Cedar Rapids is trying to get someone to move old station 2 as it is in the way of a sewer project. Neat station that was basically on a island surrounded by streets. http://thegazette.com/2011/04/06/new-lif... Mike keep up the good work. Truly appreciate when Silver comments.
Eugene Beard (Email) - 04/11/11 - 09:49

To reduce the loss owing to sudden fire incident there should be enough Fire Boat. there speed should be high that they can quickly reach to the affected place.

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joyce609 (Email) (Web Site) - 06/24/11 - 13:50

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