FireStorm 36 High-Speed Aluminum Fireboat

Several MetalCraft Marine vessels are in-service in the Miami area, including this FireStorm 36 with Miami Dade County.

Several MetalCraft Marine vessels are in-service in the Miami area, including this FireStorm 36 with Miami Dade County.

Standard Configuration
Max speed39 kt fully loaded
L.O.A.39'2"
B.O.A.13'
Draft22"
Discharges2 monitors; 2 discharges; 1 LDH
PropulsionWater-jet

The MetalCraft Marine Firestorm 36 High-Speed Aluminum Fireboat represents a new generation in fireboat technology. It's the culmination of years of study and research into high volume pumping systems and their effects on a small boat's stability, controllability, dynamic loading and righting moments.

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North Hudson Regional Fire Rescue

FireStorm 36
North Hudson Regional Fire Rescue
Max speed38 Knots
L.O.A.39'2"
B.O.A.13'
PumpsTwin Hale DSD Pumps
Flow4700 GPM
Engines(2) Cummins [email protected]
Jets(2) Hamilton 322
Other6’ 5” head room in cuddy; ABS Hull structure; FLIR Voyager III; 500 LB davit w electric winch; Ice belt; Water level recovery deck; CBRNE Pressurized cabin and AREAray CBRNE detection ; Gilman Foam Collar; Water Curtain for vessel protection; Furuno 3D Navigation system.
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Canaveral Port Authority, FL

FireStorm 36
Canaveral Port Authority, FL
Max speed37 Knots
L.O.A.39' 2"
B.O.A.13'
Horsepower900 hp.
PumpsDarley
Discharges4 monitors
2 LDH
Flow2,375 GPM
Engines2 Iveco
Jets2 Hamilton
OtherGlass bead finish
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Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VA VFD

FireStorm 36
Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VA VFD
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.39'2"
B.O.A.13'
NFPAClass C*
PumpsDarley 1500 GPM
Flow2250 GPM full flow
MonitorsAkron 5378 Streammaster
EnginesTwin Cummins Diesels 430 HP 6CTA8.3
JetsHamilton 322
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Miami-Dade County FL, Fire Rescue

FireStorm 36
Miami-Dade County FL, Fire Rescue
Max speed39.4 kt
L.O.A.39'2"
B.O.A.13'
NFPAClass C*
PumpsDarley twin 1750s
Flow4871 GPM full flow
Monitors3 electric
EnginesTwin Cummins, 8.3 L 540 HP
JetsHamilton 322
Foam70 gallon foam tank
OtherX500XP thermal camera
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Clayton Fire Department, Clayton, NY

FireStorm 36
Clayton Fire Department, Clayton, NY
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.39'2"
B.O.A.13'
NFPAClass C*
PumpsDarley 1500 GPM
Flow2200 GPM full flow ( monitor and two hand lines)
MonitorsElkhart 5378 Streammaster
EnginesTwin Cummins Diesel 430 HPQSM11 6CTA8.3
JetsHamilton 322
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Fairfax County (VA) Fire Department

FireStorm 36
Fairfax County (VA) Fire Department
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.39'2"
B.O.A.13'
Draft1'10"
NFPAClass C*
PumpsDarley PSM 1750 GPM
Flow2420 GPM
MonitorsAkron
EnginesTwin Cummins Diesel 6 CTA 8.3
JetsHamilton 322

Fire Systems

MetalCraft Marine high-speed fireboat fire systems.

The FireStorm 36 can be fitted with twin or single fire pumps for redundancy or added firepower. Flow meter results from the FireStorm 36 were 2420 GPM from a single 1750 GPM Darley PSM pump.

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 Systems

Firestorm 36
The FireStorm-36 and 40 are NFPA Class 'C' fireboats but can meet NFPA Class 'B' pumping requirements and pumps more than 25% in excess of its pump rating. Items like the wrap around recovery deck, track system safety harness (patent pending), internal foam tanks and forward push knees are only some of the design features specific to the FireStorm rescue system.

While arriving on-scene faster than most large vessels, FireStorms offers a wide range of specialized rescue features for first or only response.

These systems were designed with the input and insight from the O.W.L. Fire Department Boat Team of Fire Fighters. MetalCraft Marine would like to thank these men for their contributions and their affect on the future of fireboat design.

FireStorm 36 High-Speed Aluminum Fireboat Photos