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MARINE RESPONSE

Marine 16

Marine 16 is a 28-foot Argus Class rescue/fire boat equipped with twin 225-horsepower outboard engine and a 335-horsepower inboard jet propulsion. A bow door allows for beach landings. A side door accommodates in-water patient assistance.Marine 16 On The Sea

Marine 16 is based at the Port of Edmonds. Firefighters at Station 16, 17 or 20 are dispatched to staff the boat for emergency response. Capabilities include:

  • Fire suppression

Marine 16 can flow water at the same rate as a fire engine to fight marine and marina fires. Marine 16 has also been used to fight brush fires along the shoreline in areas only accessible from the water.

  • Search and rescue
  • marine 16 water rescue

Marine 16 has been called to search for and rescue boaters in distress, provide beach access for rescues along steep areas of shoreline and respond to scuba diving incidents at the busy underwater park north of the Edmonds ferry dock.

  • Emergency medical transports

In the enclosed cab, firefighters can begin caring for EMS patients transported aboard Marine 16 from boats, nearby islands or areas difficult to access by land.

  • Dewatering

For vessels taking on water or sinking, Marine 16 can assist with pumps.

  • Towing

Marine 16 can tow ashore vessels up to 2,500 pounds. Marine 16 has even been used to tow a floatplane ashore after it made an emergency landing.


Marine 19

Marine 19, based at Lake Ballinger, is a 9-foot inflatable equipped with an outboard motor. Its main use is for water rescues on the lake. Marine 19 also is used for emergency access to Lake Ballinger Island. Marine 19 is the only powered vessel allowed on the lake. Firefighters from Station 19 or another nearby station are dispatched to staff Marine 19 for emergency response.