Earlier in the summer, the call went out to help name the Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety (CFRCS) Service brand new fire boat – and the public responded with 214 suggestions.
The firefighters of Cornwall now want you to vote for your favourite name from the four they have shortlisted
The poll is now live and you can vote for one of these great names
Tan Skath (‘fire boat’ in Cornish)
Nelson (in memory of our first Fire Investigation Dog)
Morvoren (‘sea maiden’ in Cornish)
One and All (taken from the Cornish crest)
The deadline to submit your vote is 5pm on 06 September 2017 and you can find full details of how to vote here http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/fireboat
The person or persons who first suggested the winning name will be invited to attend the boat naming ceremony at the end of the summer.
The new fire boat commissioned by Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service, replaces Transco Phoenix which has been in service for the last 17 years and will be based predominantly at Falmouth. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Mark Hewitt, said: “The new boat has been designed to support prevention and safety activities and partnership working with our other emergency services which will help keep residents and visitors safe around the waters and coast of Cornwall”.
Station Manager Steve Wilkinson said: “We are pleased to be launching our new fire boat, which will primarily be kept on a berth at Falmouth Marina and will be dealing with maritime incidents and boat safety. I’m looking forward to meeting the person or persons who have suggested the winning name when we hold thelaunch event in the coming months. I’m sure it will help us to promote the use of this boat in dealing with maritime incidents and boat safety.”
Vote for your favourite name online: www.cornwall.gov.uk/fireboat