Our fire protection district has a large body of water on which various types of craft pass. Fires on these boats, whether on the water or in a marina, pose special challenges and hazards to the land-based firefighter.
The marine environment offers many types of challenges for our team. Whether it’s a small boat fire in a marina or an oceangoing oil tanker, it will take some new training, changes of your structural firefighting tactics, and some changes in our strategies. This type of training is important if not crucial.
Again we thank you.
—Raymond D. Ryan, chief of department