August 26 is America’s Fireboat Fire Fighter’s 85th birthday and as part of the Mystic Seaport Museum Fire Fighter Festival that same day, guests can tour the iconic piece of American history, meet the crew, and experience the mighty water cannons during one of the day’s impressive dockside water displays.
Are you a history buff? Boating enthusiast? Interested in firefighting or fire protection? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the heroic fireboat Fire Fighter needs you! Opportunities are available now for experienced and novice docents and tour guides, operators, restorers, and more. A designated National Historic Landmark, Fire Fighter is currently docked at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, CT.
Nita Greer, Vice President of Corporate Marketing Communications for fire protection, life safety and security industry leader Telgian Holdings, Inc., was recently elected to the Board of Directors of The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum. Greer brings over 35 years of experience in marketing communications to the Board, including strategy and planning, as well as the creation of award-winning marketing and public relations campaigns.
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“Fire Fighter is the most award-decorated fireboat in the world and a true embodiment of the commitment and sacrifice of firefighters and fire protection professionals across the nation,” Telgian president and CEO James Tomes says in a statement. Tomes serves on The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum Board of Directors. “The opportunity to show off the legendary power of the Fire Fighter through its water display in the Boston Harbor will help grow visibility for this historic vessel and also raise awareness for the preservation of this truly unique piece of American maritime history.”
during the NFPA C&E, highlighting the museum ship’s preservation efforts
Telgian President & CEO James Tomes Named to the Board of Directors of The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum
(April 4, 2022, Phoenix, Arizona) – James Tomes, President and CEO of Telgian Holdings, Inc., was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum. The Fire Fighter has protected the US for over seven decades during some of the most harrowing incidents in American history including 9/11 and the “Miracle Landing on the Hudson.” Known as “America’s Fireboat,” the Fire Fighter provided courageous service during World War II and is a national historic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This summer following our long stay in New London, we journeyed up the Mystic River to the Mystic Seaport Museum for the 1st time ever. We took it slow up the windy and narrow river, but the result was one of the most beautiful sails that Fighter has ever taken….all during this there were many people waving and saying hello, and horns blowing. Once through the two bridges, we landed on the north seawall of the Working Shipyard at Mystic in center view of all the visitors coming through the south entrance amongst working boats of the late 1800s and early 1900s.