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Everyone has overlooked the biggest problem with the fire boat. Who's going to staff it. First, you have to be a captain to operate the vessel. So, the city has to train a minimum of 6 captains (1 per shift x 3 shifts plus 3 backups). Second, where are the personnel going to come from to staff the vessel. The ladder truck or the engine will have to be taken out of service and the personnel moved to the fire boat. Now guess what, delayed response waiting for a mutual aid truck from the mainland for your house fire.
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