The Marine Operations Unit provides fire protection on the Hudson River and
along the waterfront area of Yonkers. The 4 plus miles of River
water frontage within City limits is one of the nation's most heavily trafficked
navigable waterways. The current Yonkers Waterfront Development project
demonstrates the need for fire protection on the Hudson River within Yonkers.
This Unit will enable the YFD to respond to that need.
Fire Boat 1
41' USCG Utility Boat is powered by twin Cummins diesel
engines. Christened the "James J. Mulcahey", she is equipped with
a fire pump, Marine Radar, GPS Navigation Chart-plotter, VHF Marine and
Yonkers Fire Operations radios. She carries a full compliment of EMS equipment
including an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). All Federal and NY State required safety equipment.