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Passenger Side View at Time of Refurbish 2006

In the first 3 pictures you will see the 1989 Ward Lafrance/International Unit at the time that we Refurbished and Installed a Vacuum Unit on it in 2006.

The Tank is a 2,400 Gallon Interior Coated Steel Tank with an Aluminum Body with 3 Air Operated Valves. The Original Hale 1250 GPM Pump was retained on the Unit. It has a High Side Compartment on the Driver's Side and a Firovac Power...

Firovac Vacuum Demonstration

With Firovac's High Volume Floating Strainer and Detachable Pan, Loadig can be done from Low Level Streams with Solid Platforms. An Air Leak will not Cavitate the Pump and Loading will Continue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loading From the River Through 48' of 6" Hose....

Imitated but not duplicated

 One of Firovac's exclusive features is a special interior coating trademarked FiroKote which protects the aluminum from corrostion.  Also used are two (2) nine pound anode bars for electrolysis to work on.

 

 

 

 

 

The top pictures show white (aluminum) corrosion on uncoated aluminum tanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Showcase - 06.14.17

We will be demonstrating in outdoor spaces at the New York and New England shows.  Stop by and see amazing water load/unload rates from a drop tank as well as our High Volume Floating Strainer (HVFS) and High Volume Low Level (HVLL) strainer designed for high volume water flows for drafting and transfering.

Rural Water Movement from static source

April 9, 2017 Marlboro Township VFD invited neighboring departments to  a static water movement training in an area that normally uses nurse tanker operations.  There was a massive response, wich speaks to the interest in this method of rural water supply.

Rural Water Movement from static source

The stated goal was to flow 2000gpm and practice how to best work together on a large fire.

Working from the Walborn Reservoir, thee fill sites were used with 1250 gpm pumpers to load non-vacuum tankers at not over 100psi so as not to damage anyones tanker.  Notice the amount of equipment and personnel this takes.

 

Picture compliments of Stark FDRU via Dave Schalosser....

Rural Water Movement from static source

Two more fill sites were used by vacuum tankers of which there are several in that area.  Separate sites were used by the vacuum units as they are more efficient requiring less equipment and personnel.

Rural Water Movement from static source

At the dump site a 2000gpm ariel from Louisville metered and discharged the water supplied by Marlboro's E-411 with 2 suctions.  Marlboro was drafting from 6 portable tanks.  Lexington's E-382 was drafting from an additional portable tank through LDH to a hose monster with gauge to meter the flow rate.

 

Picture compliments of Stark FDRU via Dave Schlosser

Rural Water Movement from static source

Tankers were dispatched according to mutual aid protocall.  2150 gpm flow rate was sustained for 1 hour.  Peak flow rate was 2250 gpm.

 

When undertaking a training of this magnitude, it can often turn into a cluster with many inefficiencies.  Thanks to careful planning by Chief Austin, Co-ordinator Fereebee and all who participated, everyting went well.  The only back up was at...

1500 GPM pumper at 1100 GPM dry hydrant

NOVFA's Water Movement Class (actually a tender shuttle) at the Fire School on March 11, 2017 showed the verstility in the region. There are several vacuum tankers mixed in with non-vacuum tankers in this area. The Water Supply Tactical Advisory Committee along with ISO showcased this versatility in setting up the class.

The 1500 GPM pumper from Kalida was at the fill site...

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