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Kenworth T 800 450HP Marmon Harrington 6 WD conversion, Chalmers suspension, Winter package. Darley 1200 GPM pump with hot water jacket.  65,000 BTU hot water heater and foam insulation for pump and valve house. Hawk model Firovac, 3500 gallon polished aluminum bottom insulated vacuum tank, 3 heated air operated butterfly water valves and tank vent valve. Foam Pro 1600 system, 20 gallon foam tank with Firovac electric refill.  Firefox front bumper turret. Transverse rear compartment, SCBA storage, ladder brackets, automatic tire chains  
Closeup of the inner workings.
Suction technology (draft) provides the maximum amount of water with the minimum amount of personnel and equipment because of its versatility and efficiency.   Centrifugal pumps are limited in this area as all the water goes through the pump making it subject to air leaks, loss of prime and debris damage. Suction technology has been used for years in the same industries that centrifugal pumps have been used.  It just has not been adapted to fire service until now. Suction works simply by extracting air from a closed system or container, which then allows water to replace it.  The most...
Firovac Vacuum Tanker
Mark Davis, brother of the late Larry Davis does some very informative seminars for urban/rural departments.  There is a lot of information on the GotBigWater  web site. A Rural Water supply Operations Seminar was conducted at Morrisvale, WV October 23, 2011.  The purpose of the seminar and drill was to review the basics of rural water supply operations and to practice water supply operations in a no –hydranted setting.  The drill attempted to replicate the 2 hour Water Supply Delivery Test used by ISO in their evaluation of fire department water...