The East Side Fire District, located on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene in Harrison, Idaho, took delivery of this 32-foot custom-built Lake Assault Boats fireboat. 
 - Photo courtesy of Lake Assault Fire Boats

The East Side Fire District, located on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene in Harrison, Idaho, took delivery of this 32-foot custom-built Lake Assault Boats fireboat.

Photo courtesy of Lake Assault Fire Boats

The East Side Fire District, located on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene in Harrison, Idaho, took delivery of a custom-built Lake Assault Boats fireboat. Stationed at a new dock and enclosed moorage facility, the new craft offers performance improvements in water pumping capability, response time, and water-based rescue operations. The boat was purchased using cash reserves.

The 32-foot craft is powered via twin Yamaha 300-hp outboard engines that are controlled through a joystick piloting system, and the modified V-hull design features a 72-inch hydraulically operated bow door. Its firefighting system includes a 1,500-gpm single-stage pump powered by a dedicated 6L V-8 engine, a rooftop-mounted TFT monitor, multiple discharges, and firefighting foam capabilities.

The fully enclosed nine-foot-long pilothouse includes 78 inches of headroom, an integrated helm station (with dual 12-inch touchscreens), bench seating, and a wide assortment of storage compartments. The craft is equipped with an array of advanced electronics, including a thermal imaging camera, sonar, radar, and GPS navigation systems.

“The investment in our new fireboat and moorage facility significantly upgrades our emergency response capabilities — both on the lake and in supplying water for land-based fire suppression operations,” said East Side Fire District Fireboat Captain Norb Twillmann.

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