VIDEO: The San Diego Fire Rescue Department will receive a boat similar to the "Triton," a high performance fireboat thanks to a $1.25 million dollar check from the State of California.
"I was able to get it out in this last budget. It's been a need for a long time to replace a boat that’s been in service since the early 90s. It's clearly outdated. For example, we will go from one fire cannon to 3 fire cannons. It's a huge, huge improvement and this will help us save lives," said Brian Maienchein, Assembly member for the 76th district.
The new vessel will aid in search and rescue, marina and shore fires and other essential life saving duties.
It will replace a fireboat that has been in service since 1991. The new boat will look similar to the Triton. It will just be smaller to help with maneuverability.