American firefighter “Fire Fighter” will cause a stir in Boston Harbor


Posted on June 5, 2022 at 11:54 p.m. by

The Maritime Executive

[By: Telgian]

Fire protection industry leader Telgian will celebrate the Fireboat Fire FighterMuseum by docking the historic vessel at Moakley Courthouse Dock, 1 Courthouse Way, Boston Harbor on June 6, in conjunction with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo®. At a welcome event on June 6 at 10 a.m., attendees will hear from Telgian and NFPA leaders about the significance of the ship, the NFPA’s 125th anniversary, and the two organizations’ shared history in the promotion of fire and personal safety. The event will also include a water show and the opportunity to connect with local fire protection professionals. Additionally, public tours of the fireboat will be offered June 6-11, with tickets available online at

Telgian brings Fire Fighter to Boston to help publicize the fireboat and raise money to preserve the ship.

“Fire Fighter is the most decorated fireboat in the world and a true embodiment of the commitment and sacrifice of firefighters and fire protection professionals across the country,” said the President and CEO. of Telgian, James Tomes. Tomes sits on the board of the Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum. “The opportunity to showcase the legendary fireman’s might through its water display in Boston Harbor will help increase the visibility of this historic vessel and also raise awareness for the preservation of this truly unique piece of maritime history. American.”

Known as America’s Fireboat, Fire Fighter provided courageous service protecting the United States for more than seven decades during some of the most heartbreaking incidents in American history. His rescue resume includes:

9/11 terrorist attacks: A firefighter spent three weeks in a marathon pumping operation to fight fires and recovery efforts at Ground Zero.
US Airways Flight 1549 landing on the Hudson River: Fire Fighter assisted in the rescue efforts for passengers aboard US Airways Flight 1549 when it landed in the Hudson River.
World War II: Firefighters stood by to protect New York Harbor as munitions-laden ships prepared to depart for war in Europe and provided brave service during fires on the historic SS Normandie and the ammunition ship El Estero.

Designed by famed naval architect William Francis Gibbs in 1938, Fire Fighter was considered a marvel of modern engineering, capable of pumping 20,000 gallons of water per minute to nine fire monitors and powered by one of the first power plants diesel-electric never installed on a ship. of its size. Its design was so advanced and its performance so impressive that throughout its active 72-year career, the Fire Fighter remained in essentially unchanged operational condition, outlasting all of its contemporaries and even the majority of FDNY fireboats. half his age.

“We are honored to have the firefighter here with us in Boston as we celebrate our 125th anniversary and host our annual conference,” said NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley. “In many ways, the rich history of the fireboat reflects the perseverance and determination of the NFPA and the fire and life safety community as a whole. This is an exciting event that helps recognize our commonalities. It also presents a unique opportunity for NFPA 2022 Conference and Expo attendees to experience the firefighter first-hand.

Decommissioned in 2010, today the Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the fireboat as a fully functioning ship, memorial, and educational museum.

Charles Ritchie, President and Founder of the Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum, said, “Introducing Fire Fighter to dedicated members of the fire protection community will be instrumental as we continue our work together to preserve the Fire Fighter.

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