from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A boat equipped to fight fires along waterfronts and on ships.
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- n. A harbor boat designed for pumping high volumes of harbor water onto dockside fires.
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- n. a boat equipped to fight fires on ships or along a waterfront
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I had been working as assistant engineer aboard fireboat John J. Harvey for only six months when the former FDNY vessel was called back into service to pump water alongside active-duty Marine Division boats.
New York City fireboat John D. McKean was among the first to arrive at the seawall just south of North Cove where the World Financial Center meets the Hudson River.
At 28 years old, I had stumbled, by blissful accident, aboard a retired 1931 New York City fireboat, now operating as a living museum, and begun a hands-on, engine-room apprenticeship of the sort so few still exist in this country.
Among the workboats shuttling passengers that morning before pumping Hudson River water to firefighters on land was fireboat John J. Harvey.
But that story -- the one about the antique, "little fireboat that could" that was saved from the scrapheap to once again serve her city in its hour of greatest need -- has been told -- on CBS Sunday Morning, in The New York Times, and The New Yorker, among other places.
She said the Jersey City Fire Department named its fireboat after him.
An animal control officer on a fireboat was able to rescue the animal, who was dubbed Holl y in honor of the approaching holidays.
In December, an animal control officer on a fireboat was able to pull in one such critter.
Mr. Nag showed me the NYC fireboat where he stayed when he attended firefighters 'funerals after 911.
Anthony Lukas's "Common Ground" " geysers of red, white, and blue water burst from a fireboat behind the band shell" — with a bit of strategic re-editing.