1. #1
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Default Akron Mercury Master

    Has anyone out there used the Akron Mercury Master portable master stream device? We recently had one for evaluation and really liked it but I would like to hear from others.

  2. #2
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jan 2007


    My dept. has them. I like it, its small, flows a pretty good amount of water for its size, and firmly plants itself into the ground(including blacktop and concrete).

    You aren't going to get the flows of the Apollo or other deluge guns, but it fits its niche.

  3. #3
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2011


    We tested the Mercury, RAM, BlitzLite and Blitzfire portable monitors. We chose the Blitzfire due to the safety shut-off and really low attack angles. The others could not provide the level of safety or performance. We have them preconnected on the rear of each engine.

  4. #4
    Forum Member
    FyredUp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Rural Wisconsin, Retired from the burbs of Milwaukee


    I have used the Blitzfire and the R.A.M. at actual incidents. Never used the Akron Mercury but believe it isn't a whole lot different than the other 2.

    I personally like the compactness of the R.A.M. But the Blitzfire does a nice job and the saftey shut off is a nice touch if you manage to tip it over.

    My suggestion? Borrow all three if you can and play with them and buy the one that fits your needs best.
    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

  5. #5
    MembersZone Subscriber
    ffmedcbk1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003


    ditto on what fyred said. call the vendors, they will send them out to try.

    i have botht he bf's and rams. i like the bf more.
    Originally Posted by madden01
    "and everyone is encouraged to use Plain, Spelled Out English. I thought this was covered in NIMS training."

  6. #6
    MembersZone Subscriber
    CKirk922's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Watching From The Sideline Now

    Default Been there discussed that

    Here is a link to a previous discussion on this tool.http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...=akron+mercury (Akron Mercury Monitor)
    A coward stands by and watches wrongs committed without saying a word...Any opinions expressed are purely my own and not necessarily reflective of the views of my former departments

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Fdny List 6019
    By Douseit in forum Hiring & Employment Discussion
    Replies: 12346
    Last Post: 07-11-2013, 05:31 PM
  2. Mercury Haz Mat??
    By Texasff62 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-26-2001, 11:37 AM
  3. RFP's
    By D Littrell in forum Apparatus Innovation
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-08-2000, 06:36 PM
  4. Akron NY Vol. Killed in line of duty
    By Tiger in forum Fire Wire
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-25-1999, 01:43 PM
    By RClark in forum Fire Prevention and Life Safety
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-20-1999, 01:41 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