Dan Jasina and a¬†group of Detroit buffs were at Hike Metal Products in Wheatley, Ontario today and took a bunch of photos of Chicago’s new fire boat. The boat is scheduled to leave Wheatley this Friday, April 15, for its maiden voyage to Chicago. Dan submitted several images of the boat.

 

Chicago Fire Departement new fire boat

Chicago's new fire boat sits completed and ready to head out in a week. Dan Jasina photo

Chicago Fire Department new fire boat

A profile of the boat shows it's full length. Dan Jasina photo

Chicago Fire Department new fire boat

The rear of the boat shows a turret gun perched on a platform above the deck. Dan Jasina photo

Chicago Fire Department new fire boat

Inside the deckhouse is the command center. Dan Jasina photo

 

Chicago Fire Department new fire boat

Three water cannons are mounted at the bow of the boar. Dan Jasina photo

Chicago Fire Department new fire boat

A closeup of the rear mounted water cannon which is capable of putting out 3,000 gallons per minute from a platform that can rise 30 feet in the air. Dan Jasina photo

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