Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department Candlewood Company has officially launched their new boat. Marine 25 went into service Monday night. The company's boat committee handed over the new 24-foot landing-craft style fire/rescue boat to the Chief for service on Candlewood Lake.
Boat Committee officials say the vessel has better maneuverability and precision, has side and downscan sonar to assist with underwater searches and the bow gate can be lowered below the waterline for easy access to patients or divers. The vessel also has Solar Panels, emergency lights and siren and a full complement of firefighting and rescue tools.
Firefighters, along with members of the Brookfield Police Department spent the last few weeks training on the new vessel by becoming familiarized with its operation and equipment.
Marine 25 will be docked at the Candlewood Shores beach during the boating season.