We just happened to be in the right spot for the maiden voyage of TPD’s Marine 1.
‘Titusville Fire is proud to be placing our very first fire-rescue boat into service today for the Fourth of July festivities!
This is the culmination of a lot of planning and hard work by a lot of individuals. What was an old pump out boat for the City marina has now been transformed into the first fire rescue boat for our department. Thanks to Jeremy House and his crew at Sta. 10 for their tireless work to get the boat ready for paint, installing accessories and rehabbing the trailer for the boat. As the boat team leader, Lt. House also worked with local vendors to keep this project rolling. We would like to thank BT’s Welding for doing a fantastic job with the T top, custom box for our switch panel, and mounting our emergency and scene lighting, giving this boat a sharp look while being extremely functional for rescue work this boat will perform. Thanks to Custom Gheenoe for donating their time and materials to modify the hull by installing a tuna door and assisting with running wire and switches for the electrical components. Thanks to Restoreaboat for bringing this boat back to life with a sharp new look and paint that will hold up for years to come! Thanks to Westland Marina for their hospitality and assistance as well during this time. Thanks to Dynamic Seven Signs for finishing off the boat with some sharp looking graphics to make this project complete! Finally, a special thanks to our Assistant City Manager Tom Abbate, a retired Coast Guard Commander. His insight and commitment to making this project a reality was priceless. We look forward to putting additional finishing touches on the vessel and developing our water rescue capability. We are proud and excited to now have our own independent rescue boat to better serve our citizens and visitors.’