Marine unit ensures safety on lower James from new home at Rocketts Landing
The bow of Henrico County’s fire boat lifts as firefighter Carlo Vernieri hits the accelerator, propelling the 32-foot-long vessel along a channel in the lower James River.
After a quick, 180-degree turn, he accelerates again and imagines what workers on a nearby barge must think of the maneuvers.
“Whenever we get out, we should always be practicing something that requires quick thought,” he said. “It looks like it’s playing, but it’s not.”Continue reading Henrico’s fire boat: an ambulance, engine company on the river