The city's new Fireboat 1, the Sophie Masloff, arrived Wednesday. It will be dry-docked until it can be inspected and put into service.
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The city's last fire boat was decommissioned and sold in 1973 to Tampa, Florida. Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich asked the city to buy the new $420,000 boat after crews struggled to douse flames on a burning boat on the Ohio River in 2015.
Masloff was 96 when she died in 2014 and served as mayor from 1988 to 1994. The self-described "old Jewish grandmother" was known for her voice which became screechy when she was excited, prompting local comedians and radio personalities to lampoon it on morning radio shows.
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