Leonard E. Redon
Leonard E. Redon
A FIREBOAT WITH ENHANCED CAPABILITIES
The new 30-foot,10-inch fi reboat Leonard E. Redon entered service for the Rochester Fire Department in Upstate New York in June, greatly enhancing the agency’s on water fi refi ghting and rescue capabilities.
Among key features a roof monitor, a cockpit monitor, a 5-inch large diameter hose Storz discharge, and the ability to pump over 1,500 gallons per minute, according to California-based boatbuilder Moose Boats. The new boat also has an extended walk-around cabin confi gured with three shock-mitigating crew seats, an incident command/ navigation station, an 84-inch patient bench with EMS storage below, and an integrated deck level head enclosure. Weather-tight deck boxes on the fore deck and aft deck will house fi refi ghting foam and the additional valves, nozzles, tools and hardware necessary to respond to a wide range of fi re and rescue scenarios. Capable of speeds up to 34 knots, the vessel is powered by Cummins QSB 6.7L (850mhp at 3,000rpm) with TwinDisc 5075SC gears and Hamilton HJ292 waterjets.
Ken Royal, sales VP at Moose Boats, said, “The catamaran is an extremely stable working platform with a very wide deck plan offering much larger cabin confi gurations with deck level walk around capabilities. The wide separation between the two catamaran demi-hulls positions units further apart than a mono-hull, resulting in a very high level of maneuverability when cross vectoring jet streams. The reduced wetted surface area of the catamaran hull increases effi ciency and minimizes wake at planning speeds with considerably less draft than a mono-hull.”