Fireboat Fire Fighter Preservation Efforts are Officially Underway

The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum has announced that preservation efforts for the fireboat are officially underway. Now in her 85th year, Fire Fighter is undergoing extensive renovations to return the vessel to her original glory.

Fire Fighter Celebrates 85th Birthday at Mystic Seaport Museum Fire Fighter Festival, Aug. 26

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.

All Hands on Deck! Volunteers Needed for America’s Fireboat Fire Fighter

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 joins Board of Directors of The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum

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.

Featured in Boston Magazine

Click here to view the Featured Boston Magazine Article “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.”

Did you know?

Fireboat Fire Fighter fully involved at a Brooklyn pier fire and massive explosion December 3 1956. Photo courtesy of The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum

America’s Fireboat to make a splash in Boston Harbor

Fire safety industry leader, Telgian, will bring historic fireboat to Boston Harbor during the NFPA C&E, highlighting the museum ship’s preservation efforts

Telgian CEO James Tomes joins the board

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.

August 17th-September 19th – Mystic Seaport Museum

  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.

August 27, 2019 – New London

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.  

Fireboat Fire Fighter is turning 80!

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Announcing New Fire Fighter Video

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!

Holidays on Fire Fighter

Fire Fighter – America’s Fireboat is all decked out for the holidays in Greenport, New York. Stop by if you are in the area. If the weather is nice, we’ll be there to welcome you!

Fire Fighter Rededication

Join us as we honor Fire Fighter - America's Fireboat When: September 26, 2015 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 Refreshments:  5PM Traditional Irish Music: 6PM Festivities End: 10PM  

Join Us on Sept. 11 at the Shelter Island Library

Friday Night Dialogues at the Shelter Island Library On Friday evening, September 11, 2015, join us for the Friday Night Dialogues with featured panelist, Charlie Ritchie, President of the Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum. The Shelter Island Library is located at 37 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, New York. Telephone: 631-749-0042 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.

Fire Fighter Wins National Maritime Heritage Grant

Fire Fighter has been awarded a National Maritime Heritage Grant that requires matching donations to complete her restoration. Donated funds have been earmarked to make overdue repairs and inspections to her hull, as well as mend and maintain her engines. Read the press release.