Discovery Channel Plans Documentary on ‘Impressive’ Foss-Built Fireboats

A documentary about the two high-tech fireboats built at the Foss Seattle Shipyard for the Port of Long Beach Fire Department is expected to air next spring as part of the Science Channel’s Mega Machines series.

The show is being produced for the channel by Arcadia Content, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Representatives of the company visited Seattle recently to learn about the construction project. They also rode each vessel during training exercises in Long Beach.

“We were able to see full water displays, de-watering of vessels, and foam deployment,” said Producer Chris Kingston. “In addition, we were able to hear first­-hand from the firefighters thamselves about how impressive and innovative the fireboats are.”