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  • n  a boat equipped to fight fires on ships or along a waterfront

  • Branching his eel out into the field of ceremonial keypushers, he had it supply the initial impulse to start a police siren, a North River fireboat, an airplane; light a 2,000 .
  • Flames, smoke, a fireboat's futile efforts to save the building all appeared on the screen, were seen in the studios by television's first buffs.
  • London's brass-hatted firemen came by fireboat and engine.
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  • New fireboat goes where you could walk
    The Ocean City (Md.) Fire Department has received its new fireboat, one that can travel across the coastal bays in water as shallow as 4 inches.
    June 18, 2013 - The News Journal
  • LETTERS: Compromise on fireboat
    On June 3, the Saco Fire Department brought before the City Council a request to spend $108,000 on a new fireboat. The request will now be opened to a public hearing (at 7 p.m.) on June 17, prior to the council voting on this purchase. This will be the fifth time that this topic has been on a City Council agenda.
    June 12, 2013 - Sun Chronicle

  • Aaron Peskin in San Francisco Chronicle
    It's not the end of the world if the fireboat went out or didn't go out,Peskin added. "It wouldn't have changed the fact that we had a massive oil spill on our hands. The problem is that not only did we not mobilize our own resources, but...

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