“The Hollywood VFD is proud to announce the new Raft 7 has arrived! Over a year ago, a Raft Committee was announce to start the replacement process for Raft 7. After numerous meetings and research, it was determined that not just a single unit could meet all of our needs with Water Rescues in Hollywood and the surrounding areas. The Department decided to go with a three tiered system to cover the numerous waterways within our response areas. Our first due is boarded by the Patuxent River on the northeast side with numerous creeks, ponds, and other potential flood areas throughout the Hollywood area. Because of the multiple types of waterways, we needed to have a solution for all of them. The Department purchased three different water crafts. 1. 15’4″ Oceanid RDC Rescue Banana – This unit will be stored(deflated) on Rescue Squad 7 for rapid deployment during different water rescues. This watercraft can be inflated within minutes and deployed during ice rescues or flood water. 2. 12’6″ Dib Rapid Response Boat with a 9hp Motor – This unit can be deployed from the River close to the shore to flood waters and ponds. Because of the size of this […]
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