Fire Boat Has New Coat of Paint, Ready to Go

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHamilton Fire Department’s new boat has a new coat of paint, is fully outfitted and is in service for water rescue and patrol.

The Fire Department received a U.S. Coast Guard boat at no cost earlier this year through the Federal Excess Property Program, in cooperation with the state Division of Forests and Parks Bureau of Fire Control, said Fire Chief Philip Stevens Jr. It is valued at $23,000. The new paint job was done by students at Essex Agricultural and Technical High School for just the cost of the materials.

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