In yet another cool thing happening on the water this summer, keep your eyes peeled for a “water cannon display.”
during the NFPA C&E, highlighting the museum ship’s preservation efforts
(May 16, 2022— Boston, MA) Fire protection industry leader Telgian will celebrate The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum by docking the historic vessel at the Moakley Courthouse Dock, at 1 Courthouse Way, in the Boston Harbor on June 6th in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo®. At a welcoming event on June 6th at 10 a.m., attendees will hear from Telgian and NFPA leaders on the vessel’s significance, the 125th anniversary of NFPA, and both organizations’ shared history in advancing fire and life safety. The event will also feature a water display and the opportunity to connect with local fire protection professionals. In addition, public and private tours of the fireboat will be offered from June 6th through June 11th, with tickets available online at www.americasfireboat.org/calendar.
Telgian is bringing Fire Fighter to Boston to help drive awareness for the fireboat as well as raise funds to preserve the vessel.
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.
Recently we were invited in New London for an extended stay and to be on duty as a dockside attraction. Also, we did a water display for the folks attending the annual SailFest event and stayed on until August 17th for several events , but the highlight for us was being docked next to America’s Tall SHIp the USCG Barque EAGLE. It was such a sight being parked right next to her, and so the many people who visited the EAGLE, came across the dock to visit America’s Fireboat – Fire Fighter. Our stay in New London brought in over 5000 visitors and a very welcoming city and its citizens. We look to return to New London some day soon and visit with the cadets and the EAGLE again.
Watch a new short video about the efforts to save Fire Fighter – America’s Fireboat, narrated by Charles Osgood and directed by Noah Therrien. Watch and listen to our all-volunteer team who are trying to save this important vessel. Find out what you can do!
Join us as we honor Fire Fighter – America’s Fireboat
Time: 10AM to 10PM
Where: The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum, adjacent
to the Shelter Island Ferry dock, Wiggins and
Third Streets, Greenport, New York
Tour Fire Fighter, listen to some great music, and
enjoy some refreshment as we honor
Fire Fighter – America’s Fireboat.
Schedule of Events
Tours: 10AM to 2PM
Dedication Ceremony: 2PM
Fire Fighter Water Display: 3:30PM-4:30PM
Traditional Irish Music: 6PM
Festivities End: 10PM
Friday Night Dialogues at the Shelter Island Library
The Shelter Island Library is located at 37 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, New York.
Admission is free.
We hope to see you for a panel discussion moderated by Judy Hole, trustee of the Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum, a viewing of The Fireboats of 9-11, and a sneak peak of the new museum video.