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Canandaigua considers purchasing used fire rescue boat: Some say water issues should be left to sheriff’s office

Officials in Canandaigua are not sold on the need for a fire rescue boat.

Canandaigua City Council is continuing to debate the need for a fire rescue boat, according to The Canandaigua Messenger.

The city would pay upwards of $30,000 for a used fire rescue boat, a purchase price that would include the trailer for it.


The boat is currently owned by Erie County. It’s a 25-foot Boston Whaler Guardian rescue boat. A new version of a similar rescue boat could cost nearly $100,000 more.

First responders say the Canandaigua Fire Department is called to around a dozen emergencies on the water that require a water bound response. City officials were somewhat split on whether the investment would be smart, or if the City should continue to rely on the sheriff’s office to have a presence on water.

The topic may come up at future meetings this year, but action is not expected immediately.



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