Marine 11 Build Progress 11/15/2021
In December of 2020, the Osage Beach Fire Protection District board of directors approved the proposal to purchase a new fire boat. This new purchase would replace the oldest boat in our fleet, Marine 11 that has since been sold to a department in New York State.
The boat, purchased from Lake Assault Boats is a 31 foot Mono Hull with twin Mercury 300 Horsepower outboard engines. The boat will come equipped with a 5 Kilowatt Generator and 1500 Gallons per minute fire pump. It will also be outfitted with multiple electronics that will be utilized to assist in search and rescue during incidents on the water.
Fire boats at the Lake of the Ozarks have proven on multiple occasions a necessity. They allow for fire and EMS personnel to get to patients on the water quickly. They are also utilized to assist in fire suppression especially on large condo complexes and homes on or near the water. They in short become floating fire hydrants by pumping large amounts of water to the fire engines on land where firefighters are making an attack on the fire.
We have received these photos from Lake Assault with our new boat beginning to be pieced together and decals placed. Soon this vital piece of equipment will be serving those within the district and ready to respond to assist those outside of the district.
“Our Family, Protecting Your Family, Because We Care”