Texoma...you simply pointed out he was a fireman.....but every local news report is making a big deal about it and it's getting old. A fireman knowing how to drive a boat is no more likely than a race car driver knowing how to fly a plane. (some do, some don't)
Any PERSON who is driving 10 passengers on a boat AT NIGHT should be an experienced boater...regardless of his "day job"....that's all.
I think Sydwayz other frustration is the "powerboat" comments in all these same news reports. A damn 25 ft deck boat but "cigarette boats" seem to be the assumed culprits.