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Alameda's new fire boat christened

Deanna Johe of Alameda, a retired administration tech who spent 27 years with the Alameda Fire Department, pours champagne on the bow of the department's new fire boat "Deanna Jo" -- named after Johe -- during a christening ceremony in Alameda on Feb. 13. The 32-foot vessel is the only one of its kind in the East Bay and is equipped with a pump that can spray up to 2,000 gallons of water a minute. Above right, the new fire boat shows off its water canons.


Deanna Johe of Alameda, a retired administration tech who spent 27 years with the Alameda Fire Department, pours champaign on the bow of the
Deanna Johe of Alameda, a retired administration tech who spent 27 years with the Alameda Fire Department, pours champaign on the bow of the department's new fire boat, the Deanna Jo, named after Johe during a christening ceremony in Alameda, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. The 32-foot vessel is the only one of its kind in the East Bay and is equipped with a pump that can spray up to 2,000 gallons of water a minute. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)


Alameda Fire Department’s new fire boat the Deanna Jo shows off its water canons during the christening ceremony in Alameda, Calif., Thursday, Feb.
Alameda Fire Department's new fire boat the Deanna Jo shows off its water canons during the christening ceremony in Alameda, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. The 32-foot vessel is the only one of its kind in the East Bay and is equipped with a pump that can spray up to 2,000 gallons of water a minute. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)