Firestorm High-Speed CBRN Ready Fireboats

All of MetalCraft Marine's FireStorm fireboats may be equipped with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defense options for advanced threat readiness.

"The use of CBRN sensors, detectors, surveillance, and alarms is a vital part of the defense strategy in preparing an installation CBRN defense plan."

Benefits of CBRN Fireboats

MetalCraft Marine CBRN equipped fireboats can actively:

  • SENSE for continuous point and stand-off detection for prompt situation appraisal.
  • SHIELD the expedition from exposure with built-in respiratory and ocular protection,
  • SHAPE water-side battlespace with both situation management and response capability, and
  • SUSTAIN with decontamination facilities for individuals and equipment, and provide front-line medical response and patient handling.

Why fireboats?

CBRN vessels are usually managed by Fire Departments due to the Fire Services' extensive Hazmat and Special Operations training.

MetalCraft FireStorm Fireboats that can be CBRN Equipped

Funding and Assistance

Acquisition of necessary CBRN defense equipment is an integral part of preparing and improving CBRN defenses. CBRN vessels are mandated under several FEMA Grant Programs and USCG Risk Management Plans.

CBRN Fireboat Options

Here are the main areas of optional CBRN protection in MetalCraft fireboats.

Command and Control

  • System control module (SCM) located in the pilot house
  • Task-specific control panels throughout the vessel
  • Audible and visual indication of alarms

Sensors and Instrumentation

  • AreaRAE multi-gas monitors
  • ChemRAE chemical warfare agent detectors
  • Interior (multiple) and exterior pressure detectors, with side-by-side display on the SCM in the pilothouse


  • Toxic-Free Area (TFA), including the pilothouse and part of the lower cabin outside the safe entry and decontamination area
  • Rapid sealing of the TFA by two people including the vessel pilot who remainins at the helm
  • Air-lock capable entries with control modules on both-sides
  • Scrub ventilation systems
  • Status indicator lights near all isolation doors

Air Handling

  • Integral breathable air system
  • Positive cabin air pressurization
  • Cabin gas particulate air filtration system
  • Heating and ventilation system, including window defrosting, that operate in sealed-up CBRN conditions
  • Separate ventilation systems for the forepeak, lower-cabin, and pilothouse


  • A specifically designed functional decontamination area
  • Hot and cold fresh water shower for decontamination or warming
  • Positive-pressure venting to the outside