Fireboat
As Water Transport

A fireboat is a specialized watercraft with pumps and nozzles designed for fighting shoreline and shipboard fires. The first fireboats, dating to the late 18th century, were tugboats, retrofitted with firefighting equipment. Older designs derived from tugboats and modern fireboats more closely resembling seafaring ships can both be found in service today. Some departments would give their multi-purpose craft the title of "fireboat" also. [from wikipedia]
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Fireboat Escort
(1 of 8) (2653 views)

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(Date Photographed: Sunday 4 February 2007)
(Date Published: Friday 18 April 2008)
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A fireboat escorted the Queen Mary 2 on its visit to San Francisco Bay.


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Phoenix With Fog Behind
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The Embarcadero
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(Date Photographed: 11:35:28 Sunday 14 February 2010)
(Date Published: Wednesday 17 February 2010)
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The "Phoenix" fireboat at dock with a fog shrouded bridge behind.


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Phoenix Fireboat
(3 of 8) (1939 views)

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The Embarcadero
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(Date Photographed: 11:35:08 Sunday 14 February 2010)
(Date Published: Wednesday 17 February 2010)
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The "Phoenix" fireboat at dock in the fog.


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Guardian Bridge Vanished
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As Water Transport
The Embarcadero
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(Date Photographed: 11:34:22 Sunday 14 February 2010)
(Date Published: Wednesday 17 February 2010)
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Beyond the "Guardian" fireboat, a bridge vanished into fog.


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Guardian In Fog
(5 of 8) (1941 views)

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As Water Transport
The Embarcadero
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(Date Photographed: 11:33:42 Sunday 14 February 2010)
(Date Published: Wednesday 17 February 2010)
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A Fireboat named "Guardian" on a foggy morning in San Francisco.


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Fireboat As Background
(6 of 8) (2014 views)

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King Street
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(Date Photographed: 12:20:54 Friday 4 April 2008)
(Date Published: Friday 18 April 2008)
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A fireboat provided a splendid background for the Olympic torch run that never happened.


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Fireboat At Dock
(7 of 8) (1969 views)

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The Embarcadero
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(Date Photographed: 19:12:44 Friday 23 November 2007)
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(Date Published: Friday 18 April 2008)
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A fireboat at dock on a clear night in San Francisco.


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San Pedro Fireboat
(8 of 8) (2574 views)

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(Date Photographed: 17:33:19 Saturday 20 January 2018)
(Date Published: Thursday 1 February 2018)
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A fireboat in San Pedro was housed in a handsome new facility near the Los Angeles docks.


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