St. Louis' new fireboat named after Stan the Man - KMOV.com

St. Louis' new fireboat named after Stan the Man

(UPI) -- St. Louis firefighters put the new "Stan Musial" fire boat through its paces hours after arriving on the St. Louis riverfront on the Mississippi River in St. Louis on October 30, 2013.

It's radio call sign, "Marine Unit 6" for St. Louis Cardinals slugger Stan Musial, is a 44-foot, state of the art fire boat able to reach speeds of 38 knots. The design allows for a large pumping capacity of 4000 gallons per minute (GPM) @ 150 pounds per square inch (PSI) while underway and 8000 GPM @ 150 PSI while shore side as well as providing fire suppression capability for flammable liquid fires through its inline foam eduction system.

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