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Urban Drafting - 11.20.17

Fire Engineering publication had an interesting article in the November 2017 issue by Mark Rossi entitled "Urban Drafting Operations at a Chemical Warehouse Fire:.

The Fort Lauderdale (FL) fire department responded to a heavy fire on arrival at a large warehouse.  Twenty minutes into the attack they realized they "did not have the volume of water (or residual pressure) to support the...

Got Big Water - Strainer Test
Strainer Test - 10.09.17

Got Big Water Strainer Test.

Visit their website for more details! http://www.gotbigwater.com/apps/public/news/newsView.cfm?News_ID=305

According to their website, the strainers are placed in order of Lowest (left) to Highest (right), Tested Flow Rates based on RPM's.  Firovac's HV-LL Strainer is...

John Glenn Columbus International Airport
Poca VFD - 10.09.17

Firovac at the John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

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, Loading 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 transferring.

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.

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