The Raymond Fire Rescue Department recently received a donation of a new dock to use for their “Marine 1” boat that is kept on Sebago Lake. The new 8’x 12’ pressure treated dock was donated by Great Northern Docks, located on Roosevelt Trail in Naples and was arranged by its president, Sam Merriam.
“Marine 1” is a 28-foot Ambar 900 US Coast Guard boat that the Fire Rescue Department purchased through the State of Maine surplus in 2006 and it is used to respond to medical, boating and water rescue calls on Sebago Lake. The boat is in the water from May through October and is kept in one of the channels off Jordan Bay, by an arrangement with the Blanchard family. This allows for a more convenient and quicker response to Emergency 911 calls.
The Fire Department has personnel who are qualified as deck hands and captains for the boat and has a partnership with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department. Some of the Sheriffs are trained on the boat and provide boat safety patrols on Sebago Lake throughout the summer.
The department sends its thanks to Great Northern Docks for their dock donation!