This Unit was placed into service in the summer of 2009. Because the Hammondsport Fire District is located at the southern tip of Keuka Lake and because a majority of the district is around the lake the department put a marine division into service sometime in the 1960's. By purchasing a used military surplus DUKW.
Marine 21 is powered by twin 225 Mercury outboards and a 200 horse inboard that runs a jet drive and is also used for pumpimg capabilities. pump is capable of 1500 gpm.The Boat is staffed by volunteers and is never more than minutes away from deployment at any time. This boat is used for water rescue/recovery and fire suppression. This unit was bought by the members using no tax dollars $150,000.00 was raised by fund raising and donations.