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Marina Saved by Some Smart Tactics

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Fire Confined to Single Boat

Just one week after Marine Firefighting Inc. presented its upstate New York seminar on "Small Boat and Marina Fires", the West Crescent, New York Fire Department got a chance to put some of that training into practice when called to a boat fire in a neighboring community.

Our seminar stressed the need of protecting exposures. The attendees were told that in this marine environment either the exposed vessel or the vessel on fire could be moved to protect exposures.

And that's just what they did! The adjoining boat was cut loose, moved from the fire area, and thus prevented the fire from extending to any other boat.

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Chief Steve Bonesteel, who supplied these photos, wrote to us, "Wanted to let you know your course happened just in time. Monday night we were activated mutual aid to W/Boght FD for a working boat fire, IT WAS! We had several exposures and the only damage was done to the boat that caught fire....thanks again for everything. Training once again paid off."

I wrote back to the chief, "No one injured and only one boat damaged - Congratulations, that's a successful operation. I'm happy to hear you say that something from my Marine Firefighting Inc. seminars may have helped to prevent injuries or further damage."

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During all of my seminars I constantly stress safety by repeating several basic rules for marine fires. One of those rules I mentioned, SEVERAL TIMES, was to use the reach of your stream for the safety of your Firefighters.

I guess these Firefighters must have been listening to my words at the seminar.

Chief Bonesteel again wrote, "Thank you again for your training seminar, I can only think it helped us to open our eyes."

Always keep in mind the explosive potential of a boat fire. If there is no life at risk, don't risk yours!

A quote from my seminar states, "Don't let an incident that would have only required a call to the boaters insurance company escalate into one which forces you to call a Firefighter's next of kin!" . Click the camera again to see the next photo.

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If you have a marina or a body of water in your district then you need this information. Please keep Marine Firefighting Inc. in mind when you plan your training schedules.

Whether it's for our seminar on Small Boat and Marina Fires, or one of our many other seminars, we will deliver the information that will allow you to do your job while insuring the safety of your members and the public.

Chief Bonesteel's final comment to me was, "Again thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us I think we all came away with learning something."

Chief, one of the reasons that your Department did so well is because they have a Chief who cared enough to supply the needed training.

The Coast guard will not fight marine fires. It will be up to Municipal Fire Departments. Click the camera again to see the next photo.












Whether you have a Fireboat or not, is your Department ready to handle a large scale Marina Fire? Do your Firefighters know how to safely operate at a marina or small boat fire?

Contact Marine Firefighting Inc. today to set up your date for our about "Small Boat and Marina Fires"

Thanks to the West Crescent and West Boght Fire Department for submitting these photos and congratulations, brothers and sisters, for a job well done in preventing a major marina fire.

To have your Department featured here, contact us via email for directions on how to send us your marine fire photo files.

Be Safe!

Marine Firefighting Inc.