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Motoring around Norwich Harbor

Norwich — The Norwich Fire Department fire and rescue boat Chief Scand was motoring around Norwich Harbor on Tuesday.

The Marine 1 fireboat, which the department obtained in 2019, is named in honor of retired city fire Chief Kenneth Scandariato. It was built by Metal Craft Marine Inc. of Cape Vincent, N.Y. The vessel has water rescue recovery equipment, can accommodate the regional dive team and is equipped for search and rescue operations, including infrared equipment for night vision, as well as hazardous materials response. Its water cannon can fire 1,500 gallons per minute.


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