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2850 Gallon Raven on an International 7400 chassis

 

New Delivery to Pickerel VFC in Pickerel, WI. They chose our base model: a Raven, with a 2850 Gallons on an International 7400 Chassis and a... Read More

The following excerpt, written by Charlie Clark,  and is taken from a message board on http://gotbigwater.com/ :

The TFT low level strainer/jet siphon using a one inch orifice consumes 364 GPM from a fire pump when transferring water from one dump tank to another @150 psi. This can be confirmed by consulting published charts of flows from variaous... Read More

Got Big Water Class
Got Big Water - 10.19.16

Loading from a pond at Got Big Water's Class October 1 & 2 in Onondaga County New York.  For more information go to http://gotbigwater.com/

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Demonstration at Plainville VFD, NY
Plainville VFD, NY - 10.19.16

Demonstration in June at Plainville VFD, NY loading from approximately a 130' dry hydrant not often used by the department.

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The answer to the above question is, YES!

And to make it more efficient and provide a better pool of water to adequately supply Firovac's large load volume, a simple rock dam could be constructed.

The versatility of Firovac is limited only by Imagination.

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Demonstration at East Mead, Pa

While loading from a pond at a campground,  Chief asked if Firovac could load from the creek beside the pond. (See above picture.)

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Set up staged at local farm provided in and out drives.

1100 GPM flow rate was maintained by South Central's 1250 GPM Pumper from primary portable tank.  

 

 

Set up staged at local farm provided in and out drives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water sources were dry hydrants approximately 1 mile north and 1 mile south.

 

 

 

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NOVFA class - 03.28.16

Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemen's Association (NOVFA) each year conduct fire related classes, such as officer development, agricultural accidents and methamphetamine labs, at Bowling Green State University.  "Mutual/automatic Aid Tanker Shuttle" taught by the Water Delivery Tactical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Ohio Fire Chief's Association the past several years has conducted classroom... Read More

Fire engineering blog posted by William Knight on July 12, states "Motivated firemen face daily obstacles on their paths to improvement.  Some of the worst offenders are our own brothers, who, upon seeing our progress down the path to betterment, attack and belittle anyone who challenges their idleness and complacency."

Comments like "That truck just doesn't fit in." or "We already have... Read More

Filling Tanks - 10.28.15

I read with interest the article in September 2015 of Fire Apparatus  entitled "Dump Valve and Intake Options for Tankers and Pumper-Tankers" by Alan M. Petrillo.  The subtitle is "The trend toward carrying as much water as possible on a fire apparatus means there must be efficient methods of filling water tanks and getting the water out of them."  I totally agree. 

The article goes on... Read More