Yamaha Marine Group donated three outboards to two Alabama fire departments to help them assist in search-and-rescue work on the Tennessee River and surrounding lakes.
The company donated two F90 outboards to the Stevenson Fire Department and one F150 outboard to the Bridgeport Fire Department.
“Our Yamaha Marine test facility is in Bridgeport, and we are proud to support these fire departments that serve Bridgeport and the surrounding areas,” said Yamaha Marine Group senior communications manager Martin Peters in a statement. “As always, we are proud to help first responders in their efforts to carry out their jobs efficiently and we hope these outboards will provide hours of reliable service.”
The primary focus of the Stevenson department’s boat is water rescue, and the boat is deployed during emergency response situations that involve environmental issues or boating accidents.
“Before we joined forces with Yamaha, we were in a troubling spot with only one boat,” Robert Spencer, chief of the Stevensville department, said in a video provided by the company. “Yamaha really stepped up to help the community with the two F90 four-stroke outboards.”
Check out the video here.
“We weren’t sure when contacting Yamaha if they could help us because these are expensive motors,” said Randall Gibson, assistant fire chief for the Bridgeport department. “They knew our budget was very slim, but they came across anyways and helped us out with a very reliable and dependable motor.”