Glen Lake Fire Department. Rescue/Fire Boat. Rescue/Fire Boat Needs Risks Plans Conclusions Funding. September 2010 Glen Lake Fire Department. Glen Lake Fire Department Goals
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United States Census Bureau
(August ‘09-June ‘10)
MI Secretary Of State
NFPA and MI Sec of State
Boats are placed into service around Mid May weather permitting
Boats are located; Not Manned)
Trailer (Lake Michigan)
Their main concern on the water is Law enforcement.
Second comes Search and rescue
Their average response time to water related incidents is 30 min. to 90 min.
After Oct. 1st every year all boats are taken out of service until the next spring.
The Sheriff's Dept. will not respond to Lake Michigan once fall weather begins. They call the Coast Guard.
Coverage area includes; Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Greater part of Lake Huron
They are not required to respond to all calls.
For the U.S.C.G. to respond a list of criteria has to be met
Most import criteria are; Sinking Boat, Severe injury or missing person on the water
U.S.C.G. Will not service inland lakes
Five HH-65c Helicopters in Traverse City
Only Two are manned 24-7
One 25 foot boat at Frankfort Station which covers from Arcadia to Leland.
Once all criteria are met for the Coast Guard to respond they have 30 min. to launch after their dispatch has been completed. This could result in a response time of 45 min+ unless there is a unit already out on a training mission.
Average Lake Michigan Water Temperatures
Why a Rescue Boat with