FireStorm 32 High Speed Aluminum Fireboat

Newport News' newest fireboat, a MetalCraft Marine FireStorm 32, shown here supporting dive operations in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Newport News' newest fireboat, a MetalCraft Marine FireStorm 32, shown here supporting dive operations in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

The FireStorm 32 has more speed, maneuverability and pumping capacity than any other vessel in its class. It is the highest pumping 32' fireboat in North America.

Standard Configuration
Max speed40 kt fully loaded
L.O.A.34'
B.O.A.10'6"
Draft18"
Discharges2 monitors; 2 discharges; 1 LDH
PropulsionWater-jet

The FireStorm 32 is a new generation in fireboat technology. It is a culmination of years of study and research into high volume pumping systems and their effects on a small boat's stability, controllability, and dynamic loading.

MetalCraft Marine

Delaware City (DE) Fire Company

FireStorm 32
Delaware City (DE) Fire Company
Max speed40 Knots
L.O.A.34'
B.O.A.10' 9"
Weight16,236 lbs
Horsepower840 hp.
PumpsHale
Discharges3 monitors
1 LDH
Flow2,700 GPM
Engines2 Iveco
Jets2 Hamilton
OtherCBRNE
onboard foam deployment
Aft helm
MetalCraft Marine

City of Alexandria, VA Fire Department

FireStorm 32
City of Alexandria, VA Fire Department
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.33'6"
B.O.A.10'6"
NFPAClass C*
PumpsDarley PSM 1500 GPM
Flow2200 GPM
MonitorsElkhart
EnginesTwin Cummins Diesel D 4.2 L EI 300
JetsHamilton 241
MetalCraft Marine

Sausalito CA Fire Department

FireStorm 32
Sausalito CA Fire Department
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.33'6"
B.O.A.10'6"
NFPAClass C*
PumpsDarley PSM 1500 GPM
Flow2200 GPM
MonitorsElkhart
EnginesTwin Cummins Diesel D 4.2 L EI 300
JetsHamilton 241
MetalCraft Marine

Osage Beach, MO Fire Department

FireStorm 32
Osage Beach, MO Fire Department
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.33'6"
B.O.A.10'6"
NFPAClass C*
Pumps(rated) Darley PSM 1500 GPM
Flow2200 GPM
MonitorsAkron
EnginesTwin Cummins Diesel 4.2 300 HP
JetsHamilton 241
MetalCraft Marine

Seward, AK Fire Department

FireStorm 32
Seward, AK Fire Department
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.33'6"
B.O.A.10'6"
Draft1'10"
NFPAClass C*
PumpsHale 1250 GPM with Mercury V8 Engine
Flow1800 GPM
MonitorsAkron
EnginesTwin 225 HP 4 Stroke Outboards

Fire Systems

MetalCraft Marine high-speed fireboat fire systems.

High pump numbers are due to a unique MetalCraft Marine proprietary designed sea chest.

This sea chest has an intake as large as a firefighter himself. It can be inspected and cleaned while underway and provides a positive head to the pump. It provides a filtered water source to the pump while self draining with the boat on plane.

The monitor location is central for further range and is close to the center of buoyancy. This permits the helmsman to pivot the boat around a high thrust load at full stream while running a low engine rpm, not unlike a towboat.

Operators are amazed at the boat's control under full streaming at any angle. The boat's head never blows off its course.

Simplicity is the key to the FireStorm fire system. Its fire truck-based designs promote easy maintenance and reparability.

All FireStorm fireboats pack a huge punch for their size, and their shallow draft gets them into the smallest of marinas and very close to shore.

* Some exceptions to the NFPA 1925 apply, based on individual specifications.

Hull Shape

MetalCraft Marine FireStorm 40 high-speed aluminum fireboat

The Firestorm operates on the Kingston hull design platform. This proprietary design features a delta-pad center planing flat. This provides additional lift resulting a lower trim angle through the pre-planing transition zone, "the hump".

Fireboats are about 25% heavier than a conventional patrol boat because of firefighting equipment and rescue gear. This can cause the planning hull surface area to be marginal, or even too low in the water, to plane at all. A heavy boat with a small water plane causes exaggerated high bow planning angles, and heavier loads on engines reducing their longevity.

MetalCraft Marine's high-efficiency hulls offset the FireStorm's high gear-loads, providing additional speed and better fuel economy. MetalCraft Marine FireStorm fireboats give you speed and performance without compromising the equipment list.

Rescue Options

  • Heated & A/C patient care area with primary patient care bench & secondary care berth
  • Hinged critical care berth
  • Dedicated EMS equipment storage with power taps for battery chargers
  • Piped oxygen supply to patient berths
  • Forward loading capability for stokes through forward hinged window
  • Aid bag, stokes and back board storage
  • 500lb. manual or electric davit
  • Aft deck steering station for crew and patient safety

Here's a video courtesy of City of Monterey

Here's a video courtesy of Cornelius-Lemlay Fire Rescue

FireStorm 32 High Speed Aluminum Fireboat Photos