Waterous Company

South St. Paul, MN 55075


About Waterous Company

Departments worldwide count on Waterous to provide revolutionary fire suppression systems.


125 Hardman Ave. S.
South St. Paul, MN 55075

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Waterous has been making quality, American-Made firefighting related products since 1886. Still building revolutionary fire suppression systems today, Waterous holds true to the philosophy - “Cast, Machined, Assembles and Tested in America.” Departments worldwide count on Waterous to provide the utmost in quality products and customer service. What started as a single factory in the quiet riverside city of South Saint Paul, Minnesota, has grown into an internationally recognized company that continues to develop leading products and services for the global firefighting community.

Products and Press Releases

Pumps & Valves

Waterous Announces the PB18 with Wrap-Around Frame

May 7, 2024
The PB18 is equipped with a Briggs and Stratton V-Twin 18HP engine with a top mounted 9-quart (9.5 L) fuel tank.
Pumps & Valves

Waterous Announces the NEW ESU1 Pump

May 7, 2024
The ESU1 Pump provides the power and performance of a traditional full-body fire pump in a compact, lightweight design.
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Pumps & Valves

Waterous Announces Purchase of Leelanau Industries

May 6, 2022
Leelanau is a leader in providing manufactured and machined parts and is currently a Tier 1 and Tier 2 machined part supplier for several industries.
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Pumps & Valves

Waterous Introduces VENTURIS Air Primer

May 3, 2022
The system uses the on-board air supply to create a vacuum to prime the fire pump.
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Foam Systems

Waterous Introduces ULTRAFLOW Industrial Foam System

May 3, 2022
The system can be trailer or apparatus mounted, configurable in a variety of options and can control up to 16 individual foam discharges via one HMI touchscreen.
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Hoselines & Water Appliances

Product of the Day: Waterous Discharge Valves

Feb. 8, 2022
Waterous discharge valves trunnion design allows the ball of the valve to remain centered in the valve body via a hydraulically balanced floating seal assembly with urethane seal...
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Pumps & Valves

Product of the Day: American Made Waterous CSU Fire Pump

Jan. 10, 2022
Assembly of the Waterous CSU fire pump starts with heart of the pump, which is the impeller, and the backbone of that is the stainless steel impeller shaft.
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NY Fire Company Purchases Three Spartan Custom Pumpers

The Getzville (NY) Fire Company has selected Spartan Emergency Response and its authorized dealer, Colden Enterprises, to provide the company with three Spartan Custom Pumpers...
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KME Introduces New X-Series Custom Pumpers

Jan. 11, 2021
KME Fire Apparatus has introduced the new X-Series Custom Pumper where performance, value, and reduced delivery time meet.
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Pumps & Valves

Waterous Announces CEO Retirement, Replacement

Dec. 11, 2020
Waterous President and CEO Bill Smith is planning to retire on Jan. 1, 2021, and will be replaced by current Vice President of Operations Dan Reese.

Articles & News

Photo by Jeffrey Gaskin
Apr 23 Apparatus Supplement Gaskin Opening Image
Pumps & Valves

Centrifugal Fire Pumps: Single-Stage vs. Two-Stage

April 10, 2023
Centrifugal fire pumps long have been the backbone of pumping apparatus in the fire service because of their efficiency and their versatility. They come in various configurations...
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2020 Apparatus Showcase

Nov. 1, 2020
In the 2020 Apparatus Showcase, manufacturers display the latest and greatest in fire-rescue and EMS apparatus.
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2019 Apparatus Showcase

Nov. 1, 2019
In the 2019 Apparatus Showcase, manufacturers display the latest and greatest in fire-rescue and EMS apparatus.
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W.S Darley & Co. is the only pump manufacturer in the United States that continues to offer front-mount pumps. Darley says it is a popular option with rural fire departments as it is well suited for drafting from static water supplies.
Pumps & Valves

Preference Often Dictates Apparatus Fire Pump and Control Locations

March 15, 2019
Firefighters have choices when it comes to apparatus pump locations, and virtually limitless freedom to place electronic pump control panels anywhere on fire trucks.
Hale Products
Foam, whether propelled by just water or a combination of water and air, is an effective fire suppression agent.
Foam Systems

Choosing a Foam System Requires Examining Hazards

May 17, 2018
Fire suppression foam is not just a flash-in-the-pan trend that every once in a while grips the fire service. It is an effective tool when used correctly.
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FLIR displayed its Unmaned Aircraft System (UAS) thermal imaging kits. The M10 640-19 has two gimbals, one for a visible camera and the other for a thermal imager. The device offers responders more options for surveillance of scenes and size-up.

FHExpo17: Product Technology Dazzles Show Attendees

Oct. 20, 2017
Vendors from all sectors of the fire service displayed their latest technological achievements at Firehouse Expo.
Hale Products
Hale's TPG Pressure Governor has built-in pump cavitation prevention technology.
Pumps & Valves

Builders Using Technology to Increase Pump Performance, Reduce Size

Sept. 15, 2017
Ed Ballam talks with manufacturers about one of the most basic tools on fire apparatus - the pumps.
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The man in the photo is not really in a fire building without turnout gear and SCBA. Rather, it's a simulated room and contents fire in BullEx's show booth and the man 'extinguishing' the fire is a representative of the company. BullEx's simulated fire board reacts to water streams, darkens down and eventually goes out with sufficient application of water. Smoke machines provide added scene realism.
Apparatus Components

Highlights on What's New in the Fire Industry

April 27, 2016
Ed Ballam offers insight on the new and innovative fire and rescue products that he saw at FDIC.
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Near the middle of one of E-ONE's assembly plants, nearly completed cabs meet up with nearly completed chassis. After the two are mated, the cabs and chassis move further along the process, receiving additional components like bodies, tanks, pumps and aerial devices depending on the type of apparatus that's been ordered.

E-ONE Factory Tour Reveals Inner Workings of Company

March 31, 2015
E-ONE opened its doors to the media to show the operations of more than 800 employees building fire trucks.
NORTH WHIDBEY FIRE AND RESCUE has taken delivery of two Midwest Fire All-Poly PT2 2500 tanker-pumpers

New Deliveries 3/15

March 1, 2015
New Fire Apparatus Deliveries

Videos & Resources

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Pierce built this Enforcer pumper for River’s Edge Volunteer Fire Department in Braddock, PA.

Gallery: Fire Apparatus Friday - Jan. 20

Jan. 20, 2023
A look at some of recent deliveries, including two Type 6 engines for Coal Canyon Creek, CO, and a short wheelbase pumper for Braddock, PA.
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Pumps & Valves

Waterous Firefighting America – Dallas, Texas

March 4, 2019
Waterous continues the Firefighting America Series by following the Dallas Fire Department talking about recruiting, training, city challenges and firefighting.
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Pumps & Valves

Featured Video: Waterous Flame-Plated Impellers

April 5, 2018
Sand is your pump's enemy. So when it’s in your water supply it’s the number one cause of pump wear.
BME Fire built this 10-person wildland crew carrier for the Ventura County, CA, Fire Department. The vehicle features Signtronics intercom systems, pivot and reclining seats, tubular body construction and features a custom-built BME console.

FHWorld18: Latest Fire & Emergency Vehicles on Display

March 12, 2018
Over 60 emergency vehicles, including apparatus, ambulance and boats, were displayed at Firehouse World.
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Pumps & Valves

Featured Video: Firefighting America Series – Waterous Visits South Carolina

March 7, 2018
Waterous continues the Firefighting America Series with a trip to South Lynches, SC.
Ask Jay: Pressure Control Systems
Apparatus Components

Ask Jay: Pressure Control Systems

July 2, 2017
Jay Rought, Waterous Service and Training Specialist explains the operation and maintenance of Intake and Discharge Relief Valves and related systems.
Waterous Chain Drive Transmissions
Apparatus Components

Waterous Chain Drive Transmissions

May 1, 2017
C20 chain drive delivers the quietest operation in the industry.
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Apparatus Components

Basic Pump Theory

Dec. 19, 2016
Jay Rought from Waterous discusses basic pump theory in the “Ask Jay” series.
RollNRack showcased the Efficiency Package for hose racking. It includes one Power Roller, one GO-Pack, one Extra Coupling Jaw set and one extra battery pack and charger.

2015 Fire & Rescue Product Innovations Unveiled

April 24, 2015
Dozens of new tools, equipment and technologies for fire and rescue personnel were introduced last week.
Elkhart Brass introduced a new monitor capable of flowing up to 1,500 gpm with reduced friction loss compared to similar products, according to the maker. Called the Cobra EXM, the new monitor has a stow height of 16 inches and features electronic controls. Photo by Ed Ballam

2013 Fire Service Product Innovations

May 1, 2013
New and innovative products found by Firehouse editors at FDIC.

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Pumps & Valves

Waterous Offers Worry-Free Pump Package

Nov. 20, 2020
Receive the assurances that your Waterous pump and the heroes that use them are protected.
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Pumps & Valves

Waterous Announces New Pressure Governor

Aug. 26, 2020
Waterous has launched a new Pressure Governor that automatically regulates the discharge pressure at the level set by the operator within +/-2.5% of full-scale, providing more...
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Pumps & Valves

Product of the Day: CX Series Fire Pump

June 4, 2020
Waterous CX/CXS Series Fire Pumps can be mounted anywhere, driven by a variety of pump transmissions or PTOs and has a small footprint to fit virtually any apparatus.
Pumps & Valves

Waterous Announces New 7-Year Warranty

April 15, 2020
Waterous has unveiled a new seven-year pump warranty designed to bring customers added assurance alongside the most reliable fire pumps on the market.
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Pumps & Valves

Product of the Day: Waterous CS/CSU Series Single Stage Pump

Jan. 20, 2020
The best-selling CS/CSU Series Single Stage Pump from Waterous is capable of up to 2250 GPM (9000 l/min).
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Loveland, CO, Times Order of Fire Trucks with 2019 Completion of New Station

Aug. 30, 2018
FORT COLLINS, CO. — Loveland Fire Rescue Authority officials have finalized plans to add two new custom fire trucks, built by SVI Trucks, one of the top fire apparatus manufacturers...
Pumps & Valves

Product of the Day: Waterous -- CS/CSU Series Single-Stage Pump

June 8, 2018
CS/CSU Model single-stage pump has a two-piece, horizontally-split body with intake and discharge passageways in a single casting.
Pumps & Valves

Waterous to Give Away Floating Pump at Indy Trade Show

April 18, 2018
Waterous will be giving away a Floto-pump during the FDIC trade show in Indianapolis at 4720 booth.
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Pumps & Valves

Waterous Has Released a Separable Fire Pump Impeller Shaft

March 21, 2018
The design allows for the separation of pump and chain case for ease of repair and is available on CM/CS Series split shaft pumps.