East County Marine Unit
Established 2006

  Marine Rescue 1

2006 Harbor Guard 3010 Fire Hawk

Twin 300 HP Mercury Verado Outboard Propulsion Engines

350 HP Ford Inboard motor
(pump and Jet Drive)

2500 GPM fire pump supplying two fixed monitors (bow & sterm) and multiple 2.5" discharges

FLIR Camera
Forward Looking Sonar
Port/ Starboard Dive Doors

photo by Harborguard Boats
Docked at the North East Marina, East County Marine 1 was purchased with funds from the NW Counter Terrorism Taskforce as well as the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

The boat itself is owned by the East Erie County Chiefs Association. Fuller, Crescent and Fairfield, departments which cover a significant amount of Lake Erie shoreline are the prime operators of the boat.

Department members have received training from the United States Coast Guard as well as priceless experience from the membership body that have owned and operated boats on Lake Erie for their entire lives. The training is a melting pot of experience from Lifeguards, boat operators & owners, SCUBA divers, etc.


photo by Chris Gagliano

photo by Clayton Johns-Sparky