New Moose Boat for San Francisco Fire Department


By The Maritime Executive 11-20-2018 09:34:00

Moose Boats, a boat designer and manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay Area, has delivered a M2-38 Catamaran CBRN, Dive and Fire Rescue vessel to San Francisco Fire Department. 
Twin Cummins QSB6.7 425hp turbo diesel propulsion engines with Hamilton HJ292 water-jets will power the M2-38 aluminum catamaran.  Serving primarily as a dive and rescue boat, the M2 is outfitted with an integrated dive/recovery platform and a bow ladder for beach rescues. 
Due to the Moose Boat’s Homeland Security role, it is also equipped with a Hale fire pump flowing in excess of 1,500 gallons per minute of fire suppression water, radiation detection equipment and CBRN positive pressure cabin air filtration.  A heavy-duty push knee will enable the M2-38 to come in contact with larger vessels and San Francisco’s many piers.
San Francisco Fire Department’s new Moose Boat has a host of electronics including a Simrad multifunction navigation screens, radar and 3D side scan sonar, L3 AIS, FLIR stabilized thermal imaging camera, Motorola and Icom communications radios and an OTS diver recall system. 
SFFD’s Marine Unit responds to hundreds of shoreline and open-water search and rescue calls per year so the new M2 is outfitted with a cabin roof observation tower and an array of high-powered searchlights. 
FEMA’s FY2015 Port Security Grant Program funded 75% of the purchase for the M2-38 catamaran, which will become a vital regional asset for San Francisco Bay Area marine response efforts. 
San Francisco Fire Department’s Assistant Deputy Chief Anthony Rivera stated “The San Francisco Fire Department’s new, “M2-38 Moose Boat” will support a wide range of emergency response scenarios, such as dive operations, search and rescue, and fire suppression. The SFFD annually responds to hundreds of marine related calls for service. The new Moose Boat is an additional asset that will increase our marine capability and effectiveness in serving, not only the City of San Francisco, but the entire San Francisco Bay Area region.”


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