Munson Boats save lives
An abundance of open deck space, numerous high-speed power options, water-tight compartmentalized hulls, and a drop-down bow door are ingredients for a fire/rescue boat that is capable of performing a variety of life saving duties in the most demanding conditions. When you buy a Munson Fire Boat, you are making an investment in a vessel that has over four decades of proven performance and customer satisfaction – a boat that is both incredibly practical and capable of safely responding when Mother Nature is not cooperating.
We recognize that the same boat isn’t ideal for all fire & rescue applications. Therefore, every Munson fire and rescue boat is built to order and fully outfitted with all of the necessary features and specifications that are exactly right for the duties it will be expected to perform. We offer numerous options to assist fire and rescue professionals including CBRNE equipment, dive ladders, tank holders, EMS benches, hose storage and foam induction systems.
Model: 23-26 Fire
Gainesville, GA: Hall County Fire Services protects over 600 miles of shoreline of Lake Sidney Lanier, the most visited Corps of Engineers lake in the United States with an estimated 10 million visitors a year. Their 23’ Munson rescue boat is outfitted with a side dive door, dive ladder, bottle racks, bow lights, 20 LED roof perimeter lights, Simrad NSS 12 radar, plotter, sounder with chirp transducer and HDI Skimmer transducer. A tandem axle trailer completes the package.
Model: 24-22 Fire
Southport, NC: The Sunny Point Fire Department operates this Munson as a fire and rescue boat. Capabilities include dive support and ATV transport. The SPF SAR boat is outfitted with a 48" wide console T-top, 26" wide side doors, 3" tow post, motor guard/tow line guide, Whelen 17" LED light bar, and two Go Light 2020 400,000 CP search lights with control pads. A 4" pickup installed in the hull allows crews to operate a removable fire pump.
Model: 24-39 Fire
Algonac, MI: The City of Algonac is situated on the largest fresh water delta in world, at the mouth of the St. Clair River. Their 24’ Munson fire/rescue boat includes a Hale 500 GPM Hercules fire pump with bow monitor and bow discharges, tow post, engine guard, dive ladder, Whelen LED light bar, search light, Garmin navigation electronics, and EZ Loader trailer.
Model: 24-42 Fire
Concord, CA: Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO) is the primary West Coast ammunition terminal for the US Military. The Concord Federal Fire Dept. selected this 24’ Munson for fire/rescue operations along its 5 miles of shoreline. A Munson “Fire Ant” self-contained skid mounted 500 GPM fire pump was provided to allow the fire pump system to be quickly removed/installed on the main deck when needed. Additional outfitting includes side dive doors, 2 dive ladders, tow post, engine guard and trailer.
Model: 26-25 Fire
Lemont, IL: The CITGO Lemont Refinery Emergency Response Team operates this Munson as an oil spill response boat in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Boat was built to pass through an invasive species barrier located near the refinery. Equipment includes a Hale Class 1 Attack Max 450 GPM fire pump, dual 2.5" discharges, 30 gallon Class B foam system, lifting eyes, Whelen LED Emergency light bar, and LED flood lights.
Model: 26-47 Fire
Littleton, NC: Long Bridge Volunteer Fire Department is responsible for fire/rescue and emergency response operations on Lake Gaston, a 35 mile long reservoir with 350 miles of shoreline. Their 26’ Munson fire/rescue boat includes a Hale Attack Max 500 GPM fire pump with bow monitor and hose discharges, tow post, engine guard, dive ladder, Whelen LED light bar, search lights, Lowrance HDS-12 Gen3 plotter/sounder with StructureScan 3D module, and EZ Loader trailer.
Model: 26-48 Fire
Grand Prairie, TX: The Grand Prairie Fire Department has been in existence for over 100 years. Their 26’ Munson fire/rescue boat is used on Joe Pool Lake, a large reservoir located just south of Dallas. Outfitting includes a Darley 500 GPM fire pump with Elkhart Brass Stinger 2.0 monitor with MasterStream nozzle, two 1.5” discharges for attack lines, rooftop stretcher locker, lifting davit, push knees, tow post, engine guard and dive ladder. The outboard motors are installed on hydraulic jack plates for extreme shallow water operations.
Model: 26-54 Fire
Lake Tapps, WA: East Pierce Fire & Rescue operates this 26’ Munson on Lake Tapps, which has over 45 miles of shoreline with hundreds of waterfront homes and several parks. Twin 150 Honda outboards are installed on hydraulic jack plates to raise the engines vertically while underway for shallow water operations. Additional outfitting includes a side dive door, 2 dive ladders, Roll Control bottle racks, tow post, engine guard, push knees and Hale 500 GPM fire pump with TFT Crossfire monitor with quad stacked tips at the bow.
Model: 28-54 Fire
Williamsburg, VA: Camp Peary is a 9000 acre military reservation used for Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity under the Department of Defense. Camp Perry Fire & EMS operates this 28’ Munson outfitted with a 500 GPM fire pump, walk-through cabin with heating & air conditioning, 5kw generator, dive bottle racks, dive ladder, Flir infrared camera, and Garmin radar/plotter/sounder. A large double door on the cabin allows for easy entry of injured patients on a backboard. The outboard motors are installed on hydraulic jack plates for shallow water operations.
Model: 28-69 Fire
Palmetto, FL: The North River Fire District encompasses 82 square miles on the west coast of Florida. Their 28’ Munson FB-516 is outfitted with a Darley 500 GPM fire pump with TFT Crossfire monitor and 2.5” and 1.5” hose discharges at the bow. Additional outfitting includes a Flir M-324XP thermal imaging camera with dedicated display, Garmin navigation electronics and Mini Rad-V radiation detector. Twin Yamaha 300’s are mounted on Bob’s Machine Shop hydraulic jack plates for extreme shallow draft operations.
Model: 30-9 Fire
Lake Havasu, AZ: Lake Havasu is one of the most popular boating destinations in the Southwest. Lake Havasu City Fire Department is responsible for the safety of vessels on the lake's Arizona side. Two Hale HP550 Minuteman pumps supply two monitors and a foam induction monitor. The specialized T-top roof with ladder access provides backboard storage. Rescue and dive equipment is housed in removable deck seat lockers.
Model: 30-42 Fire
Anacortes, WA: Tesoro’s Anacortes Refinery receives crude oil via pipeline from Canada, by rail from North Dakota and by tanker from Alaska. The facility delivers refined products through its marine terminal via ships and barges. Their 30’ Munson Emergency Response Vessel was built as a spill response and fire boat. Outfitting includes a Hale 1000 GPM fire pump, Elkhart Brass HF-350 Hydro-Foam nozzle, 12V bow thruster, port & starboard side doors, davit, tow post and motor guard. The walk around cabin includes four shock mitigating seats, refrigerator, forced air heater, Flir thermal imaging camera and Garmin radar/plotter/sounder with Class B AIS.
Model: 30-53 Fire
Lake Pleasant, AZ: Located an hour north of Phoenix, Lake Pleasant features 114 miles of shoreline prime for water sports, camping, fishing and a marina equipped to handle over 1000 boats. The Peoria Fire Department selected this 30’ Munson equipped with a Darley 1000 GPM fire pump with TFT Monsoon monitor and 2.5” and 1.5” hose discharges at the bow. Additional outfitting includes roll up security door for the main console, Raymarine Axiom Pro navigation package with Realvision 2D sonar and triple axle trailer. The main deck is finished with SeaDek to keep surfaces cool in intense heat and sun.
Model: 32-1 Fire
Lake Powell, AZ: The Glen Canyon National Park Service responds to an average of 20 boat fires and 15 fuel spills a year. Staged at Wahweap Marina, the NPS fireboat is the primary resource for protecting the fuel docks, harbors and boats on Lake Powell. The fire pump system consists of a Darley LSE 1000 single stage pump feeding dual bow monitors. A foam system feeding a Hale H583 eductor can be fitted to any of the vessel's 2.5" water discharges. A bow thruster ensures stability while system is energized.
Model: 32-31 Fire
Henrico, VA: Henrico County’s Maritime Incident Response Team responds to fires, spills, rescue, medical aid, towing & salvage. Their 32’ Munson emergency response vessel is outfitted with a Hale 1500 GPM fire pump with bow & stern discharges, Elkhart RF controlled bow monitor, 20 gallon Class B foam system, and 5” storz hydrant for supplying full pump capacity to land based pumper trucks. Additional outfitting includes Lowrance dual screen HDS-12 plotters, LSS-2 structure scan sonar, 4G broadband radar, Flir thermal camara, 5kw generator, air conditioning, port & starboard dive doors, dive bottle racks and trailer.
Model: 32-33 Fire
Harve de Grace, MD: Susquehanna Hose Company is responsible for protecting the waterfront where the Susquehanna River enters the Chesapeake Bay. Their 32’ Munson emergency response vessel is outfitted with a Hale 1500 GPM fire pump with bow & roof discharges, Akron Stream Master II remote controlled roof monitor, Class B foam system, and 4” STORZ LDH for supplying full pump capacity to land based pumper trucks. Additional outfitting includes Garmin dual screen 7610xsv radar/plotter/sounder, Flir thermal camera, port & starboard dive doors, motor guard, and trailer.
Model: 32-39 Fire
Garfield, AR: Nebco Fire-EMS operates this 32’ Munson on Beaver Lake, a 50 mile long man-made reservoir in the Ozark Mountains that sees 3.1 million visitors annually. Their 32’ Munson emergency response vessel is outfitted with a Hale 1500 GPM fire pump with bow monitor, Akron Stream Master II remote controlled roof monitor, and 4” LDH for supplying full pump capacity to land based pumper trucks. Additional outfitting includes a Garmin radar/plotter/sounder, side dive door, tow post, motor guard, lifting davit, and trailer.
Model: 32-40 Fire
Cincinnati, OH: The Cincinnati Fire Department was organized in 1853 and is the nation’s oldest fully paid professional fire department. Their new 32’ Munson fire boat brings modern firefighting and search and rescue capabilities to Cincinnati first responders to protect lives and property on the Ohio River. A Hale 1500 GPM fire pump is plumbed to bow, stern & roof monitors with 30 gallon Class B foam system. Additional outfitting includes Furuno radar/plotter/sounder, Flir thermal imaging camera, 12V bow thruster, side dive door, lifting davit, push knees, tow post, outboard motor guard, folding radar arch, and triple-axle gooseneck trailer.
Model: 34-39 Fire
Braintree, MA: Located in the Greater Boston area, the Town of Braintree’s coastal location provides direct access to port, rail, air and highway facilities. Their 34’ Munson fire/rescue boat is outfitted with a Hale 1500 GPM fire pump with bow & stern discharges and Class B foam system. The cabin incorporates two EMS benches for transporting injured patients, head compartment, galley with refrigerator and SCBA bottle storage. Additional outfitting includes a Garmin 7610 radar/plotter/sounder with side scan sonar, Flir thermal imaging night vision camera, port & starboard dive doors, push knees, tow post and outboard motor guard.
Model: 34-47 Fire
Fall River, MA: Located along the shore of Mount Hope Bay at the mouth of the Taunton River, Fall River is the 10th largest city in Massachusetts. Fall River Fire Department selected this 34’ Munson fire/rescue vessel with Hale 1500 GPM fire pump and large cabin for EMS support. Additional outfitting includes push knees, tow post, engine guard, side dive doors, and 12V bow thruster. The cabin is outfitted with an EMS bench, SCBA bottle storage, head compartment, galley with sink, air conditioning and diesel cabin heater.
Model: 36-2 Fire
Boone County, KY: Boone County (KY) Civil Defense program, is a group of 49 dedicated volunteers who work more than 12,000 hours annually in water rescue activities. Triple ETEC's put up a top speed of 51mph ensuring quick response times. A roof mounted umbilical winch and towing davit assist crew members in performing bottom scans. A 500 gpm fire system and extensive EMT outfitting ensure that the team at Boone County Water Rescue is ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Model: 38-9 Patrol
Stockton, CA: The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Boating Safety Unit operates 365 days a year, providing law enforcement services to residents living on the 700+ miles of rivers and waterways. Their Munson features a 2250 GPM Fire pump system with a Scorpion joystick controlled roof monitor, twin 2.5" stinger discharges and dewatering intakes at each corner. A RAID S2 Toxin Sniffer and FLIR night vision camera are located at the co-pilot station.
Model: 38-22 Fire
Tampa, FL: Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, located in west-central Florida, protects approximately 250 square miles of water. Included in this response area is Port Tampa Bay, the largest and most industrial port in Florida. HCFR’s new 38’ Munson Packcat Type IV fireboat provides Fire Suppression, CBRNE Detection, and Emergency Medical Services to the Tampa Bay Maritime Community. Quad 250hp Yamaha outboards ensure a quick response to emergencies on the area’s vast waterways. The Duramax Diesel/Hale firepump will pump over 3,000 gallons per minute to the TFT electric roof monitor and twin Akron Brass bow monitors. The boat is also equipped with a Cummins/Onan 7.5 kw generator and two Dometic roof mounted air conditioners. Steering is accomplished thru SeaStar’s Optimus 360 joystick controls which provides automated station holding and precise maneuvering at low speeds. The cabin is well outfitted with a Pilot Station, Fire Control Station, Command/Control Station, EMS Bench, and a Head Compartment.
Model: 38-29 Fire
San Diego, CA: San Diego Lifeguards are one of the largest professional lifeguard services in the United States. They are responsible for all fire, medical, and emergency services for 17 miles of coastline extending 3 miles offshore. This 38’ Munson Packcat Type IV fireboat was selected by the Lifeguards to enable quick response to waterborne emergencies. The cabin is equipped with four SHOX suspension seats, EMS bench with integrated SCBA bottle rack, refrigerator, head compartment and fresh water wash down. The main deck is outfitted with 3 dive ladders, side dive door, SCUBA tank racks, tow post, and heavy duty non-skid. A Hale 3000 GPM diesel fire pump with 50 gallon foam tank can supply 3,000 gallons per minute to the TFT electric roof monitor and twin bow monitors. Quad Yamaha 250 outboards are controlled with SeaStar’s Optimus 360 joystick controls which provides automated station holding and precise maneuvering at low speeds.
Model: 48-11 Fire
Vancouver, WA: Extending along the shore of the Columbia River, the City of Vancouver lies directly across the river from Portland, OR and is the southern gateway to the State of Washington. Their new Type IV Fire Emergency Response Vessel is outfitted with a Hale 80FCG 2500 GPM fire pump with two bow monitors, Scorpion EXM rooftop monitor and 8 fire hose hydrants. The walk around cabin includes HVAC, sky view windows, work stations, storage cabinets, refrigerator and aft head compartment. Electronics include three Furuno TZ14 multifunction displays with 36 mile radar, black box sounder, AIS, Flir Voyager III infrared camera, 200W siren, VHF and 800mhz radios, and six wireless headsets.
Our clients say it best…
“I thought you may be interested in a couple photos of your Munson Fire Boat in action during fire suppression operations. Susquehanna Hose Company is very pleased and proud that the boat and fire pump performed exceptionally well during this devastating incident. The pump provided continuous water flow for approximately six hours, suppressing the fire and protecting the exposures. Multiple fire department crews were able to contain the fire to the building of origin. Fire boat crew played a significant role in controlling the fire and preventing involvement of the exposure buildings. All occupants were accounted for with only minor injuries. The fire building was a total loss: however, the exposure buildings suffered only minor exterior damage.
Thanks to all at Munson for standing behind your product, and special Thanks to Justin Lagerwey for his time and dedication to keeping the customer supported.”