PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire has a new fireboat, and it’s named after an iconic Pittsburgher.
The boat has been dubbed the “Sophie Masloff,” after the city’s former mayor.READ MORE: Pittsburghers Have Mixed Reactions To Weekend Traffic Restrictions On East Carson Street
The Whitehall Fire Company posted a photo of the boat to Facebook on Wednesday afternoon congratulating the Bureau on their new piece of equipment.READ MORE: Man Accused Of Beating His 5-Year-Old Son To Death With Baseball Bat Could Face Death Penalty
Masloff, who was Pittsburgh’s first female mayor, passed away in August of 2014 at the age of 96.
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