1. #1
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Penny Lane
    Posts
    390

    Default Source Pumpers/Rural Water Supply Units

    I'm looking to gather some information on units designed as "source pumpers", "pond pumpers", "water supply units", rural "hose tenders/wagons", or any number of names they might fall under. In general, I'm looking for something that meets the following conditions:

    1. Four-wheel drive (generally commercial chassis) and other good off-road capabilities (super singles/floatation tires, good ground clearance and angles of approach/departure, etc)

    2. Front-mount pump (generally 1,000+ GPM)

    3. Large bed (or reel) of LDH, and/or vehicle is specifically designed for water supply purposes


    If you use or know of any units that meet any two out of the three features above, I'd appreciate a photo, a link, or department name. For example, perhaps it's a 4x4 rural water supply unit but has a midship pump, or it's a 4x4, front-mount pump, but not specifically intended for water supply - either of those would still be fine.

    Even if the rigs have been posted on these boards here before (Sister Bay, WI, Sherman, CT, etc), I'd still be interested in having the pictures posted here so that this thread serves as a sort of "collection point" for them. I'd also be interested in hearing from departments that are currently considering the design of a similar unit.
    Last edited by BlitzfireSolo; 05-01-2011 at 11:59 AM.

  2. #2
    Let's talk fire trucks!
    BoxAlarm187's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    3,311

    Default

    Seventh District VFD in Avenue, MD runs something similar to what you're looking for: Water Supply 5. This also features a pump panel in the cab between the driver's and officer's seats.
    Career Fire Captain
    Volunteer Chief Officer


    Never taking for granted that I'm privileged enough to have the greatest job in the world!

  3. #3
    Forum Member
    FyredUp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Rural Wisconsin, Retired from the burbs of Milwaukee
    Posts
    10,028

    Default

    Right from Sister Bay's website!

    Hose Company #25
    Hose company 25 operates a 1997 Saulsbury / Navistar 4900 all wheel drive water supply truck.

    Hose #25 is equipped with a 1250 GPM front mount hale pump and a Hannay Large Diameter Hose reel with 4,000 feet of Angus LDH (large diameter hose).


    There are multiple pics of it at this link:

    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114020 (Large self propelled "portable" pumps?)
    Last edited by FyredUp; 05-01-2011 at 12:37 PM.
    Crazy, but that's how it goes
    Millions of people living as foes
    Maybe it's not too late
    To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

  4. #4
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    IL, USA
    Posts
    242

    Default

    Here's one from a department in WI. Not 1000+ GPM, but the same idea:

    http://arborvitaefiredept.com/equipment.htm

    Andy

  5. #5
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    79

    Default

    I have not seen it advertised in a few years somebody built a source pumper , 4x4 navistar 4800? with a crane that had a hydraulic pump attach to the end. Rosenbauer Europe mounted a portable pump on rubber tracks.

  6. #6
    Forum Member
    DeputyChiefGonzo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Somewhere between genius and insanity!
    Posts
    13,584

    Default

    http://mortlakefire.com/mainsite/apparatus.htm
    Look at Engine 190...
    It's a real beast of a truck!
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

  7. #7
    MembersZone Subscriber
    ffmedcbk1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    781

    Default

    http://www.d90.us/fire/03_April_09_I...eld/index.html

    little pics of mortlake in action
    Originally Posted by madden01
    "and everyone is encouraged to use Plain, Spelled Out English. I thought this was covered in NIMS training."

  8. #8
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Bossier Parrish, Louisiana
    Posts
    10,592

    Default

    I know of several departments in Vermont that run these types of rigs:

    Full-Sized Engine:

    Essex Town
    Underhill-Jericho
    Cambridge

    Small Chassis:

    Ferrisburgh

    There are likely many more as these types of rigs are very common in the state.
    Train to fight the fires you fight.

  9. #9
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Lawng Eyeland, New Yawk, USA
    Posts
    354

    Default

    BlitzFire, check out these two water source units I photographed, both were custom built for their intended purpose...

    N. Queensbury (NY) FC, Lake George - Engine 327 (3rd pic on page)
    http://www.unyquefiretrucks.com/North_Queensbury.html

    Jacksonville (MD) VFC - Tanker Support Unit 474 (bottom of page)
    http://www.unyquefiretrucks.com/Jacksonville.html

    Hope this info assists you. Stay Safe

  10. #10
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Casco18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    120

    Default Connecticut Truck

    Blitzfire,

    Looks like this fits your needs.

    http://firematic.com/brat/washington10/index.htm

    and this one

    http://www.cascofirerescue.org/Stations___Apparatus.php
    1982 Chevy 4X4, 750 GPM Darley and 6000 feet of 4 inch.
    Last edited by Casco18; 05-03-2011 at 04:41 PM. Reason: Added Casco
    "There's no such thing as a bad day,
    Some are just better than others." JFR 1914-1997

  11. #11
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    492

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    I know of several departments in Vermont that run these types of rigs:

    Full-Sized Engine:

    Essex Town
    Underhill-Jericho
    Cambridge

    Small Chassis:

    Ferrisburgh

    There are likely many more as these types of rigs are very common in the state.
    You could add Vergennes to that list, they have an IH Front Mount with a reel.

  12. #12
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Bossier Parrish, Louisiana
    Posts
    10,592

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by skipatrol8 View Post
    You could add Vergennes to that list, they have an IH Front Mount with a reel.
    I thought they had one but I wasn't sure. I think there are a couple of departments down that way as well that run smaller 1-ton 4WD units as well (besides Ferrisburgh).
    Train to fight the fires you fight.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. World Of Fire Report: 10-04-05
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-12-2005, 07:28 AM
  2. World Of Fire Report: 08-02-05
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-03-2005, 10:18 PM
  3. World Of Fire Report: 06-22-05
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-27-2005, 08:03 AM
  4. World Of Fire Report: 07-01-04
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-30-2004, 10:27 AM
  5. Thermal Imaging SOG's
    By wtfd92 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 06-27-2001, 08:41 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register