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MetalCraft Marine delivered a new fireboat to the Stamford Fire Department this past August. The 35’9”x10’9″ FireStorm 32 is powered by two 420-hp Cummins 5.9 engines matched with two Hamilton 274 waterjets. It is equipped with a Hale 1500 fire pump which can pump 1,750 gpm. The vessel has a top speed of 38 knots.


Stamford Fire Department Fire Boat


  • Length: 35’9″
  • Beam: 10’9″
  • Displacement: 17,500
  • Engine: (2) Cummins 5.9, 420HP
  • Waterjet: (2) Hamilton 274
  • Fire Pump: Hale 1500
  • Discharges: 1 monitor


  • Horsepower: 420 hp
  • Speed: 38 knots
  • Pump Performance: 1,750 GPM


  • 6’5″ head room in cuddy
  • Exceeds ABS structure
  • FLIR
  • Water level recovery deck

City of Stamford’s New Fireboat

Posted: December 15, 2013
About the Author: Captain Philip Hayes
Captain Hayes is a 31-year veteran of the Stamford Fire Department. He is currently assigned to the East Side Fire Station #4 on Shippan Avenue. In addition to his regular Fire Officer duties, he is a Public Relations Officer, the developer of the website and serves on the Departments' IT Team. He is also an avid fan of Fire Department history.
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