Bayonne Fire Dept. Purchases New Piece of Equipment For Water Rescues

Photo Credit: Facebook/Bayonne Office of Emergency Management                                                                                                                                                          The waters around the Peninsula City will be a bit safer now that the Bayonne Fire Department has deployed EMILY.  What is EMILY you ask?  Well, according to Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver, EMILY is a new technology the department just purchased to help save lives on Bayonne’s waterways.

EMILY, which stands for EMergency Integrated Lifesaving lanYard, is a robotic jet propulsion watercraft which can be rapidly deployed to a person in distress in the waters around Bayonne.

In a Facebook post Chief Weaver stated; “The Bayonne Fire Department, with the support of the Davis Administration and City Council, is once again on the forefront of deploying technology to make our community safer. Bayonne Fire is the first public safety agency in New Jersey to obtain this device and training our members will begin immediately, so EMILY can be at the ready to help save lives.”

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