Moose Boats to build fireboat for California delta agency

(VALLEJO, Calif.) — Moose Boats has been awarded a contract from the Woodbridge Fire District for the construction of a M3-36 monohull to serve as a fireboat in the San Joaquin Delta.

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors awarded the fire district funding for the new boat. The funds are from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), a large portion of which is intended for public safety.

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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,” said Fire Chief Darin Downey.

The M3 monohull will be outfitted with twin 300-hp Mercury outboards and a dedicated fire pump to flow through two monitors at approximately 1,500 gpm. The vessel also will be equipped with dive platform doors to help facilitate water rescues.

– Moose Boats

By Rich Miller