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In the winter of 2003, the Foundation purchased a new rescue boat for the Worcester Fire Department. With 30 bodies of water to protect, the Worcester Rescue Company and Dive Team use the boat as part of their water and ice rescue operations. Easily transported via trailer, the boat is outfitted with state-of-the-art rescue equipment that includes a GPS system and depth finder. It has a strong, lightweight flip-down platform that will allow the divers safe and easy access to the boat. It has an extra-wide bottom that increases stability and allows 3 divers, with all of their gear, to be working in the boat simultaneously. The outside edges of the boat are configured to allow other boats to connect to it to form a floating platform, providing rescuers with a stable base of operations for longer, more complicated rescue efforts.