Firebrand 28/30 High Speed Fireboat
The Thomas Kevill, MetalCraft Marine Firebrand 30 for Norfolk, VA Fire-Rescue.
MetalCraft Marine Firebrand 28 for Bridgeport CT.
Based on a fire truck design, the Firebrand 28/30 offers ease of maintenance and repairability. Simplicity is the key to this fire system. The FB-28/30 packs a huge punch for its relatively small size, and can get into the smallest of marinas.
The Firebrand 30 is based upon the Firebrand 28, but stretched to provide alternate equipment and cabin layouts.
The Firebrand 28/30 is a new generation of fireboat that provides more speed, maneuverability and pumping capacity than any other boat in its class. This is highest pumping 28' N.F.P.A. fireboat in North America.
Fitted with a Darley 1250 GPM pump, the FB-28 is able to produce flow meter results of 1500 GPM due to a unique MetalCraft Marine proprietary designed sea chest. Our sea chest has an intake of three times the cross sectional area of the main. It can also be inspected, cleaned and provide a positive head to the pump while underway.
The monitor, located close to the boat's center of buoyancy, permits the helmsman to pivot the boat around the thrust load at low RPM, similar to the load of a towboat. Operators are amazed at the boats' control under full steaming at any angle. The boats head never blows off its course.
|Max speed||40 MPH|
|Pumps||1250 GPM Darley /w 4.3L Mercruiser|
|Flow||max flow was 1302 gpm|
|Monitors||Elkhart 8294 remote|
|Engines||Twin Bombardier 225, E-Tech Outboard, 200-250 HP|
MetalCraft Marine FireBrand 28 for Bridgeport CT.
Fire Fighting Systems Single Darley fire pump producing 1500 gallons/min. Roof mounted, remote operated 1250 GPM monitor Elkhart 8294 2x 3" or 2-1/2" capped discharges All fire controls and gauges at dedicated console
Heated patient care area with primary patient care berth Dedicated EMS equipment storage with A/C outlet for chargers SCBA storage panel
Electrical System Shorepower 1 x 30 amp D/C (12V) Breakers 16 A/C (110V) Breakers 3 D/C Outlets 2 A/C Outlets 1 Corrosion Meter Cabin, Scene & Spot lights NAV lights Battery Charger
Electronics VHF GPS, chartplotter w/depth Compass Loudhailer/Fog horn Siren Emergency lights Many available options FLIR etc.
Standards Meets NFPA 1925 pumping for Class 'C' Meets OSHA Db rating USCG CFR 46 USCG interior flame retardant rating American Boating and Yachting Council American Bureau of Shipping welding standards
Other Features Chart Table Crew seat Non skid 18' side decks Safety railings with harness brackets Anchor Locker Hinged Dive Door 3 watertight compartments Rubber sound matting 3" 'D' rubber fendering Fully finished interior Flat or treadplate aluminum decking Tinted side windows, clear windshields 2 speed wipers 40,000 BTU cabin heater w/defrost Hinged mast w/ radar arch Push knees Access to all piping and valves All piping concealed Deck hose storage lockers.