Tarrytown Fire Department adds fire boat to its fleet

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The Tarrytown Fire Department is adding a new piece of equipment to their fleet -- a boat.

Patrick Derivan, chief of the department, says the MetalCraft Marine fire boat has state-of-the-art equipment. The 45-foot boat can also shoot water up to 250 feet in the air.

Derivan says they were lucky to have the boat Monday, when an RV caught fire on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.

State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti was able to acquire a capital grant to pay for boat.

"They're keeping our community safe in a place that most people don't think of," says Abinanti. "They think of ambulances, they think of fire trucks. They don't think of when they go out on the water they may need some help."

Until this point, the Tarrytown Fire Department had been using a 21-year-old fishing boat that they remodeled into a fire boat.

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