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      NCFD to debut area's first fireboat this 4th

      Photo courtesy North Charleston Fire Dept.

      NORTH CHARLESTON, S. C. (WCIV)-- The North Charleston Fire Department will get to show off a Charleston first this 4th of July.

      The department will dedicate the{}city's very first fireboat Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. during the city of North Charleston's 4th of July Festival at Riverfront Park.

      The boat will be named in honor of Retired North Charleston Fire Chief W. Frank New(1973-1985).

      The 32-foot fireboat boasts four water monitors mounted on the roof that can pump more than 2,000 gallons of water per minute.

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