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If you've ever had any questions about vacuum tankers or if you would just like to be in a community of other vacuum tanker users and fans then the Facebook group, Suck It Up is just the place for you! We at Firovac are proud to see all the interest and great discussion on the group. Join the group and participate in the discussions by clicking... Read More

Firovac has just completed a demonstration trip with our Demonstrator Unit going to Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, and West Virginia.

The pictures below are from our demonstration at Penitas, Texas. In them we are drafting from back channels of the Rio Grande River which the pumpers have difficulty drafting from because of water turbulence causing pumps to... Read More

It's the energizer bunny; the evolution of #92.

The original unit was on a 1989 Ford LN 8000, a 2,000 gallon Firovac unit built as Demonstrator #2. Sold in 1991 to then Smithville VFD.

Repaired in 2001 after "falling" into a ditch.

Refurbished in 2004 (outside repaint, inside recoat,... Read More

A frequently asked question concerning Firovac is "On your vac/pumpers is it possible to fill the tank at a draft site while at the same time as pumping into another truck?"

The answer is: We do not set our units up to do that for the following reason,

Although it could possibly work for a short period of time, eventually the vacuum pump will overcome the fire pump and it will... Read More

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska just signed a contract for a Vacuum Rescue Pumper for the Butte Fire Department. Because the two previous Firovac tankers purchased in 2012 and 2015 have had great performance requiring no repairs (unlike the other apparatus in the district) the firefighters designed this rescue pumper. Firovac-Reberland has also been set up to be a sole source supplier of... Read More

One of the Town of Owego used tankers has been sold but there is still one tanker available. The flyer below includes pictures and details. If you or anyone you know would be interested in these units please contact us at 1-800-796-2588 or admin@firovac.com.

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Kudos to this city chief for having the foresight to supplement the city water system for a fire in an industrial building. Not only does this improve efficiency and supplies much needed water - but it reduces city water usage.

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Firovac is pleased to announce the addition of Pisarro Fire Truck Sales & Service and FESCO Emergency Services to our growing list of dealers! FESCO will be covering the Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and DC area while Pisarro will be covering the New Jersey... Read More

Rural Water Supply class taught by Jason Estep & Douglas Estep. Are you going to it?

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Firefighters "Learn elements of rural water movement" article in the Coal Valley News. Subsequent pictures show how a vacuum fire truck from Van VFD drafts water from "Big Coal River" through 84' of suction hose with 10' verticle lift to supply water to drop tanks for a "Pumper" truck to use on a simulated fire. The link to the article & more on the 2-day class... Read More