Metalcraft Marine's Firestorm high-speed, aluminum fireboat represents a new generation in vessel technology, especially when fitted with Sea-Fire H Series engineered fire suppression systems. Recently, four fire departments selected this combination.
The City of Alexandria, Virginia now has a Firestorm 50 fitted with Sea-Fire's H Series. Captain Rodney Masser's positive prior experience with Sea-Fire led him to this decision.
"Sea-Fire systems came highly recommended by the boatbuilder," said Masser. "We have been very satisfied with Sea-Fire Systems equipment and service. This comes from our experience using the Sea-Fire fire protection systems on our last two fireboats. I would recommend Sea-Fire systems to others looking to add safety for personnel, and protection of the vessel and equipment onboard."
Metalcraft's FireStorm 50 has proven sea-keeping abilities offshore, according to the developer. The cabin, cuddy, and head enable the crew to stay on station for extended periods as a command center. It's equipped with an onboard generator, heating, ventilation and air conditioning for additional comfort.
The Sea-Fire H Series was also installed on St. Louis Fire Department's Firestorm 40; Camden, New Jersey Fire Department's Firestorm 50 and North Charleston, South Carolina Fire Department's Firestorm 32.
Systems are fully customizable and available with options such as automatic and manual, or manual only systems. Features include 30 or 60-second time delay, alarm sirens and pressure trips for maintaining compartment integrity. Sea-Fire engineered marine systems are tested and approved in accordance with IMO/SOLAS requirements.
Original Article: https://www.marinelink.com/news/departments-seafire381400