Kayakers Collide With New York Ferry

Eleven kayakers including a child were rescued and at least five were injured after a collision with a NY Waterway ferry at Pier 79 on the Hudson River today, officials from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) said via Facebook. One kayaker with serious injuries had been taken to Bellevue Hospital and four kayakers with lesser … [Read more...]

FDNY Fireboats Respond to 7-Alarm Brooklyn Warehouse Fire

The Fire Department of New York is battling a 7-alarm fire today at a warehouse in Brooklyn utilizing their fire boat Bravest, Fire Fighter II and an army of 275 firefighters.  The following images via the FDNY were posted on their Twitter feed Utilizing FLIR, a brand name coined from the words "Forward Looking Infrared," the crew of the Bravest is able to determine … [Read more...]

FDNY Fireboat “Fire Fighter”

NYC's most distinguished Fireboat, FDNY's "Fire Fighter" ( Marine 9 ): With a cost of $924,000 in 1938 she is the most expensive fireboat ever constructed relative to inflation. Firefighters who have worked her deck, however, will tell you the step price tag has been repaid many times over by the work she has done throughout her 70 years of service. Engine … [Read more...]

Halligan Bar – Tools For Your Vessel

Tools For Your Vessel As Professional Mariners we know the importance of fire safety on board our vessels. Having the right tool for the job when the sh*t hits the fan can make the difference between a successful outcome and a really bad day. A Halligan Bar, also known as a Halligan tool, is standard equipment for fire departments worldwide. Invented by Deputy Chief Hugh … [Read more...]

FDNY’s Three Forty Three Fireboat – The latest in marine firefighting technology

Image courtesy of Robert Allan LTD. Here at gCaptain we're big fans of fireboats and the latest in fireboat technology.  That being said, it's not surprise that FDNY's new Fast Response Fireboats have us all head over heals. The first of two contracted fire boats, Three Forty Three, named after the 343 firefighers and paramedics who died in the 9/11 attacks, arrived for … [Read more...]