The Western Taney County Fire Protection District in Missouri needed a fire boat that could meet exacting specifications, allowing firefighters to respond quickly and work aggressively from the water if emergencies struck the resort and vacation community on Table Rock Lake.
They also needed a boat that could pull alongside a large paddle wheel entertainment boat plying the lake if trouble broke out on the bigger vessel.
For the Missouri firefighters, the search began and ended with Lake Assault.
“They bid considerably cheaper, they could meet our specifications and they built what we wanted,” Fire Chief Chris Bernt says. “We got way more boat than we would expect, no question about it.”
To accommodate the paddle wheeler, which has a high deck, Lake Assault designed the roof of the fire boat with a railing so firefighters could reach the larger vessel that way.
“They made special railings so it wouldn’t scratch the cabin,” Bernt says. “It wasn’t a part of the original plan. But they suggested it, and we’re extremely happy. If we needed another boat, they would be the first place we would look.”
31’L x 10.5’W
One Dive Door
Twin 300hp Mercury Verado Outboards
Pump: Darley PSDE 1500 GPM
Pump Motor: 6.0 Liter V8
Discharges: TFT Remote Control Monsoon, 5 ” Storz gated connection on bow deck, one gated 2 1/2″ NH on aft deck
Speed: 48 MPH
Dive Bottle Storage