MetalCraft Marine’s FireStorm 40 is a no compromise pumper. And the Anne Arundel Fire Department, which took delivery of it FS 40 in 2002, is ample testimony to the fact that this robust and unique design is still going strong. MetalCraft continues to build the dependable and now familiar vessels, delivering one hull to the St. Louis Fire Department in 2014 and at present, they are building two vessels for the Vancouver Fire Department in British Columbia.
The pumping arrangement enables the boat to pump water for ﬁre suppression at maximum capacity while maintaining maneuverability. This allows the boat to act as a hydrant with an endless supply of water for supporting land units while remaining on station under its own power. One primary patient care berth with specialized storage for ﬁre, response and medical equipment is incorporated into the cabin. There is a full cuddy with head and sink and two secondary patient care berths for emergency response.
When ﬁtted with two 1750 GPM rated ﬁreﬁghting pumps the FireStorm 40 can produce ﬂow meter results of 4,000 GPM at 150 PSI and 4,800 GPM at 60 PSI. A remote operated monitor mounted on the roof provides the primary ﬁreﬁghting capability from a dedicated console within the cabin and secondary monitor(s) is mounted on the bow. Two 2.5” discharges and a 5” Storz outlet are ﬁtted on the aft deck.
Twin diesel inboard engines matched to water-jet propulsion units can propel the boat to speeds of 38 knots and allow the boat to perform emergency stops and change direction within two boat lengths. The added beam and length produce an over wide ratio providing a massive aft work deck that has a heavy loading capacity and greater performance under loaded conditions.
For more information, go to www.metalcraftmarine.com or see us at FDIC, Indianapolis April 23rd – 25th on Stand 13121 or at Interschutz, Hannover June 8th – 13th on Stand L21 in Hall 27.
This article first appeared in the March 2015 edition of Marine News and is reprinted by kind permission of Michael Kozlowski, Advertising Sales Manager at Marine News – www.marinelink.com