The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors authorized funding for the new boat. Much of the funding came from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), a large portion of which was intended for public safety, Moose Boats said in a news release.
The Woodbridge Fire District is an all-risk agency covering 197 square miles and approximately 500 linear miles of the San Joaquin Delta with four fire stations.
“Our jurisdictional responsibilities include the San Joaquin River and many of the sloughs and marinas between Stockton and Terminous. The new fireboat will be berthed at Tower Park Marina, where our current boat is,” Fire Chief Darin Downey said in a statement.
The M3-36 monohull will be powered by twin 300-hp Mercury outboards and a dedicated fire pump to flow through two forward-facing monitors capable of dispensing 1,500 gpm. The vessel also will be equipped with dive platform doors to help facilitate water rescues.