Marine 6

Tega Cay is situated along the shores of Lake Wylie bordering North and South Carolina and home to many avid sport and recreational boaters. With 16 miles of shoreline, the city’s proximity necessitates operation of our marine unit. Marine 6 is equipped for fire-fighting with an on-board pump and dry chemical extinguishers, and also serves as a dive platform for search and rescue operations.

Engine
Mercury 250 HP, Electric Fuel Injected, V6
Jet Drive with 4 blade, Progressive Pitch Stainless Steel, 7.25 inch diameter impeller
Patented Jet Drive diverter valve system
Stainless Steel “Stomp Grate” jet intake cleanout system

Power Front Gate (Bow Door)
Width: 65″
Bow door opening is above the water line
Bow door lowers below water line
Powered by automatic electric winch

Fire Fighting System/Capabilities
Deck mounted deluge gun operates at 1,000 gpm
Can support land based operations as a pump to fire fighting apparatus at 2,200 gpm
350 foot water stream reach
Removable Akron “Apollo” monitor with Quad stacked tips (1 ⅜” to 2 ½”)
5″ Storz discharge fire hose connection
2 ½” NST discharge fire hose connection
Full maneuverability while pumping to deluge gun

Lighting
Emergency Lighting: 8 recessed strobe lights mounted on roof platform
Search Lights: Four Collins FX-9 combination 500,000 candlepower spot, 50,000 candlepower flood lights
Scene Lights: 3 Magnafire 3000 scene lights mounted on roof platform
Standard navigation and anchor lighting
“Docking Lights”

Communications
VHF High Band
800mhz (second quarter 2007)
VHF Marine
Hummingbird Matrix 97 color combination GPS/Depth (WAAS Capable)
Siren/PA

Operations
Operates in 14″ of water
Pumping draft 24″
2 operators (minimum for fire suppression)
Rescue/Recovery minimum 4
Docking facility at Tega Cay Marina
Estimated response time: 15-20 min below Buster Boyd Bridge, 30-35 min I-85 Bridge

Equipment
First Responder Medical Kit
AED
Backboard(s)
Rescue Dive Packs (2)
Full compliment of Fire Extinguishers
Water rescue equipment (eg. Throw lines, PFD’s, Buoys, etc.)

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