IntroducingVirtue, EPFR’s new rescue boat! Marine 122 was officially placed in-service on Lake Tapps in late August.
The new boat replaces a nearly 30-year-old pontoon-style boat that has served well but is overdue for surplus.
The new Munson boat is all aluminum and has superior response and maneuvering capabilities. A Hale 500-gallon-per-minute fire pump provides increased water supply abilities for places around Lake Tapps with limited fire hydrants.
Marine 122 Specifications:
- Hull Length: 26 ft
- Hull Type: Catamaran
- Power: Honda 150 hp x 2
- Propulsion: Outboard (25″ shaft)
- Fuel: 80 gallons
- Speed: 40 mph, light ship
Additional outfitting includes a side dive door, two dive ladders, Roll Control bottle racks, a tow post, and an engine guard.
EPFR personnel, including Water Rescue Team members and retired personnel, attended a “Pull-In Ceremony” on August 30th to christen Virtue at the water rescue facility Station 122.
Be on the lookout for Marine 122 on the lake as crews continue with ongoing training to ensure efficiency and proficiency.