Apparently, a town in Massachusetts named Wareham is currently going through talks to discuss what it will do with a particular boat in the possession of the fire department. The fire boat currently has no motor or electronics and it would take $60,000 dollars to repair what local resident Adam Kutner calls, “a bathtub toy”.
However, following a presentation by Wareham Fire Chief Robert McDuffy, the motion to fund the boat with unrestricted funds from the previous fiscal year passed unanimously. The boat is planned to patrol the area’s waterways which have had 32 incidents since 2010, one out of three. He added that the boat would also serve to present a safe option for the firefighters who would now be able to put fires out from the safety of the waterway.