Firebrand 28/30 High Speed Fireboat

The Thomas Kevill, MetalCraft Marine Firebrand 30 for Norfolk, VA Fire-Rescue.

The Thomas Kevill, MetalCraft Marine Firebrand 30 for Norfolk, VA Fire-Rescue.

MetalCraft Marine Firebrand 28 for Bridgeport CT.

MetalCraft Marine Firebrand 28 for Bridgeport CT.

Firebrand 28/30 High Speed Fireboat

FireBrand 28


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Scott Appleby
Director, Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security City of Bridgeport CT

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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.

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FireBrand 28/30

FireBrand 28/30
Standard Configuration
Max speed40 MPH
Pumps1250 GPM Darley /w 4.3L Mercruiser
Flowmax flow was 1302 gpm
MonitorsElkhart 8294 remote
EnginesTwin Bombardier 225, E-Tech Outboard, 200-250 HP
MetalCraft Marine FireBrand 28 for Bridgeport CT.

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
EMS Support • Heated patient care area with primary patient care berth • Dedicated EMS equipment storage with A/C outlet for chargers • SCBA storage panel
MetalCraft Marine designs and manufactures high speed aluminum fireboats and patrol boats.
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.