Townbank Fireboat on standby for the Cape-to-Cape Paddleout
By JUSTIN MATTES, Correspondent | October 08, 2020 | NEW JERSEY
Story No. 100820106
Photo by JUSTIN MATTESTownbank Fire Co's Marine 61 patrols the Delaware Bay during the Cape-to-Cape Paddle out around Cape May to benefit the DeSatnick Foundation
Photo by JUSTIN MATTESTownbank Fire Co's Marine 61 is ported at Utschs Marina in Cape May and stays in the water year round with the exception of two maintenance periods.
A few weeks ago the Townbank Fire Company Marine 61 assisted in the Cape-to-Cape Paddleout which starts in Cape May, New Jersey and ends in Cape Henlopen, Delaware. Marine 61 is a 36 foot all aluminum boat with twin Diesel engines and Twin fire pumps capable of putting out up to 4000 GPM, two deck monitors, full electronics including Night Vision and a variety of firefighting and EMS equipment. The boat in ported at Utschs Marina in Cape May and stays in the water year round with the exception of two maintenance periods.
The Cape to Cape Paddle Event benefits the DeSatnick Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed to help those living with Spinal Cord Injury in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Ocean, and Monmouth Counties, New Jersey.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.