In fire and rescue boat work, the emphasis is usually on the rescue part. More than 90% of calls are to get people out of trouble. That often means going out in water too rough for most small craft, in low visibility and high wind, which puts a premium on BCGP's Impact RHIBs and Boston Whalers because of their superior lateral stability, sea keeping capabilities and flotation. Even if they take water over the bow, they drain and keep going - so a rescue boat operation doesn't end up with the rescuers in the water.
Impact RHIBs are popular rescue boats because their inflatable collars reduce the risk of impact or injury in a recovery situation in high wind and waves.
On the other hand, rescue doors on dive door boats make it easy to get victims into the boat or divers in and out of the water. The deck is just four inches above the water, so personnel don't injure their backs trying to pull a couple of hundred pounds of weight over a two-foot gunnel. And rescue rails keep victims and divers in close contact with the vessel and out of danger of the props.
When you actually have the task of fighting a fire, BCGP has you covered. We offer an extensive array of marine pumps, lights and electronics to get you to the scene so you can do your job.
BCGP fire and rescue boats meet a wide range of requirements for coastal, inland lake or river applications. You can get a turnkey boat with all the options you need or a basic platform ready for you to add your own equipment.