With its current transfer to a slip on the Rocketts Landing marina, Henrico County’s hearth boat is ready to reply rapidly to any emergency on the decrease James River, together with fires, medical emergencies, stranded boaters and chemical spills.

The Division of Fire’s Marine Response Unit operates the 32-foot-long Munson touchdown craft from Firehouse 2/Darbytown. The unit’s major space of duty extends alongside navigable parts of the river from simply east of downtown to the Appomattox River junction. As a part of The Port of Virginia’s Maritime Incident Response Team, the unit additionally may very well be deployed farther east, to Hampton Roads.

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