SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — The Seminole County Fire Department unveiled its first airboat to the public Monday after choosing a name for it submitted by local elementary school students.
SCFD’s new “Airboat 42,” housed at Station 42 in Geneva, has officially gone into service.
The 5-seat boat will serve all of Seminole County, but will be particularly useful in search and rescue operations in Geneva where the community has experienced recent flooding at Lake Harney, according to the fire department.
Airboats allow rescue crews to maneuver through areas normal boats can’t reach.
The fire department partnered with Geneva Elementary School students to come up with a name for the new airboat.
They unveiled the new tool by its new name, the “Geneva Fire Falcon,” during a special ceremony at Geneva Elementary School Monday.
Each Geneva Elementary School class was allowed to submit a name. The winning selection came from the 5th grade class with the 1st grade suggestion being chosen as a runner-up.
The two winning classes were treated to an ice cream party and treats from Mission BBQ during the unveiling ceremony at the school.
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