Osage Beach Fire Protection District Orders New Fire Boat
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.
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.
Expected delivery of this boat is August, 2021 and will make an excellent addition to the fleet. With incidents on the water rising this new piece of apparatus will be paramount in delivering the most efficient service we can.
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