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Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department Candlewood Company has put their newest apparatus into service.  Marine 24 is an inflatable boat rated to carry 1,500 pounds of people and equipment.  It's the smaller of the department's two boats and is used in the smaller bodies of water and rivers around Brookfield for for everything from search and rescues to brush fires.  In the off-season, fire officials say Marine 24 becomes their primary boat because it is stored at the firehouse.  The engine can be taken off and then reconnected once firefighters carry the boat to previously inaccessible areas.  The boat can also be operated by oars. This boat replaces the 14-foot aluminum Game Fisher which was put into service in 1980.

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