When Extreme is the New Normal

Wildland firefighting is one of the most dangerous and demanding professions in the world. Firefighters battle grueling, life-threatening situations and go where most people would never dare to go. As fires become more extreme, it’s essential that the equipment that firefighters rely on evolve to meet their new needs.…

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The long and accomplished history of the MARK-3® pump

The origins of the MARK-3® pump can be traced back to the earliest days of the company, called WAJAX at the time, with the creation of the DDVC water pump in 1929. As technology and techniques developed in the following decades, so did our industry-leading water pumps, culminating in the…

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Global Warming and Extreme Forest Fires

Wildfires are the biggest emerging threat to our communities and ecosystems in North America and around the world. Wildfire seasons are burning longer and hotter, affecting more and more people while interface fires are becoming common and more homes are located in remote areas. It’s a new reality and…

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Job Opening - WATERAX Product Specialist – USA

With your experience in wildland firefighting, join WATERAX and help us deliver the new MARK-3® Watson Edition across the USA. We’ll need your specific expertise to guide our channel partners (dealers) in basic pump operations, offer manufacturer’s recommendations, troubleshooting techniques and product training. This position is responsible for…

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Exploring the Wildland Urban Interface

Wildland Urban Interface Conference March 22 - 24, 2022 Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV WATERAX’s wildland partners and dealers will be at this year’s Wildland Urban Interface Conference, March 22 to 24, in Reno, Nevada. The event is the premier gathering for firefighters and industry and community members to…

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WATERAX at FDIC International

April 25-30, 2022 Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, IN The WATERAX team will once again attend the FDIC International event this year. Join us at Booth #522 for this year’s event that brings together fire & rescue professionals from around the world for learning in workshops…

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Put Out The Fire Before It Starts

At WATERAX, our business is moving the water that puts out wildfires, using some of the most powerful, reliable and lightweight pumps around. During Fire Prevention Week, which this year runs October 3 to 9, we join all firefighters - wildland, urban and rural - in helping raise awareness of…

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We Were There

They are always there for us, 24/7, but we only think about them when we need them. We admit that it is very easy to take our public safety services -- the brave men and women who staff our police and fire departments, our first responders, our wildland firefighters…

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Demob Hose Lays Faster – How-to Melon Roll

Our firefighting friends in British Columbia swear by the melon roll method when they need to demobilize hose in the field. The big benefit over end or centre rolling is of course speed, as WATERAX Product specialist Alex demonstrates in our how-to video. Two melon rolls can be connected together…

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Protecting Land And Sea Through Environmental Responsibility

Gabriella Gerbasi is a Sounding Board Member for PIVOT, a joint project of the McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative (MSSI) and the National Film Board of Canada. The project’s goal is to amplifying leadership on climate change among SMEs. Marketing Director at WATERAX, Gabriella talks about her passion for the…

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Supporting What We Believe In

This is WATERAX’s third year sponsoring the Wildland Fire Digital Storytelling Micro-Grant, part of the Smokey Generation Wildland Fire Oral History Project.  The grants are awarded to deserving writers and creative people, many with frontline experience in wildland firefighting, all passionate about the wildlands, to help them tell stories…

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Everyone’s a Firefighter During National Wildfire Awareness Month! - May is National Wildfire Awareness Month in the U.S. May 1 is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day in Canada

Where people and forests come together, wildfires are an issue. Wildland fire can threaten public safety and damage or destroy homes and other property. In extreme cases, community evacuation is sometimes required. We’ve seen more and more wildfires in recent years, which many experts attribute to the changing weather…

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Nous étions là.

Ils sont toujours là pour nous, 24 heures sur 24, 7 jours sur 7, mais nous ne pensons à eux que lorsque nous en avons besoin. Nous admettons qu'il est très facile de tenir pour acquis nos services de sécurité publique c’est-à-dire les hommes et les femmes courageux qui…

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Protéger terres et mers à l’aide de l’écoresponsabilité

Gabriella Gerbasi est membre consultante du conseil d'administration de PIVOT, un projet conjoint de la McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative (MSSI) et de l'Office national du film du Canada. L'objectif du projet est d’assurer la croissance du leadership en matière de changement climatique parmi les PME. Directrice marketing chez WATERAX,…

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Fighting Fires to Gain Ground in New Market

Canada’s WATERAX is putting out fires and seeking new opportunities in Europe. With forest fires on the rise, and the year‑old Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union eliminating 98% of tariffs, the company turned to the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) for…

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Soutenir nos Convictions

C'est la troisième année que WATERAX commandite le programme de micro-bourses « Wildland Fire Digital Storytelling », qui fait partie du projet « Smokey Generation Wildland Fire Oral History ».  Les bourses sont accordées à des auteurs et à des créatifs de talent, dont beaucoup ont une expérience de première ligne dans la lutte…

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NEW MARK-3® Videos Available Online

MARK-3® Pump Operations1- PUMP SITE AND SETUPGeneral guidelines on locating and preparing a suitable pumping site for the MARK-3® fire pump. 2- FUEL SET UPInformation on the MARK-3® fire pump fuel mixture, connections and priming. 3- HOSE CONNECTION AND PRIMINGDemonstration of water hose connection and common priming techniques for the…

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Introducing the All-New Polaris® Fire-Fighting and Rescue Vehicles | Featuring a VERSAX® Multipurpose Pump

Polaris® Government & Defense is dedicated to fire-fighting and rescue professionals. These highly mobile RANGER® vehicles allow for organizations to improve response time and reach without compromising mission effectiveness when paired with professionally designed and installed equipment like fire-fighting kits, emergency lighting kits, public address systems, sirens, rescue kits, custom…

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WATERAX and Urban Beekeeping

In line with our sustainable development objectives and our desire to reduce our environmental footprint and play a positive role in the fight against climate change while pursuing our long-term growth, WATERAX will launch an urban beekeeping project in early October in collaboration with Alvéole. The mission of urban beekeeper…

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This Is Our Way Of Giving Back To Nature… #WeMoveWater World Water Day Is About Focusing Our Attention On The Importance Of Water.

Environmental damage, together with climate change, is driving the water-related crises we see around the world. Nature-based solutions have the potential to solve many of our water challenges. Planting trees to replenish forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands, is a sustainable and cost-effective way to help rebalance the…

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Moving Water To Wildland Fires

The work of wildland firefighters benefits us all, yet most people know very little about who they are, what they do and the tools of their trade. Our mission is to place powerful, precision engineered pumps into the hands of the dedicated men and women who protect our forests and…

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Ask For The Real McCoy: The MARK-3®

WHEN YOU'RE HERE, THERE'S NO ROOM FOR COMPROMISE. YOU CAN TRUST THE MARK-3® TO MOVE WATER Trusted in the wildland firefighting community for generations. When fires occur in remote locations such as wildland forests and mountainous regions, you need a lightweight, robust and compact portable pump, which will allow you…

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Be Ready for Battle

Extreme weather conditions. Difficult terrain. Low visibility. Fighting fires can be an extremely unpredictable and dangerous task. One thing is certain in this profession. The stakes are high, and the price of mistakes -- in lives and property -- can be enormous. You cannot afford the cost of faulty equipment.…

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Coming soon

This is waterax blog, a brand new site by waterax that's just getting started. Things will be up and running here shortly, but you can subscribe in the meantime if you'd like to stay up to date and receive emails when new content is published!…

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The NEW WATERAX Genuine Parts Store

The WATERAX Genuine Parts Store is designed to adapt to any screen size. Whether you’re browsing on your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop — the content will always be clear and easy to read. You can effortlessly find the product that you require without having to call…

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WATERAX Pumps for Wildland Fire Apparatus

Fire agencies need versatile, rugged and portable equipment for wildland and wildland-urban interface (WUI) applications, to transport firefighters, hoses, pumps, fittings, water and other equipment. Due to the often remote nature of wildland fires, getting to the scene generally requires four-wheel drive and off-road capabilities. For vehicles used in wildland…

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WATERAX: Innovation Driven By Team Work

Running a century-old company doesn’t mean you have to hold on to outdated business practices. WATERAX, a Montreal-based water-pump manufacturer is proof of this. Its decision-makers innovated by adopting the Lean method to help the company stand out from the competition. Back to its roots When Raffaele Gerbasi, Marcello…

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Preparing Your Home For Wildfire Season

We would like to believe the Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, wildland fire that started on May 2, 2016, was a unique, catastrophic event. Approximately 2,400 houses and buildings were destroyed when fire crossed containment boundaries. However, fire science experts believe wildland urban interface (WUI) property owners in both Canada…

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La Mission WATERAX

Le travail des pompiers forestiers profite à nous tous, pourtant la plupart d’entre nous en savons très peu à leur sujet; qui sont-ils, que font-ils ainsi que les outils de leur métier. Notre mission est de fournir de puissantes pompes à incendies conçues avec précision dans les mains des…

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WATERAX - Trusted by Wildland Firefighters Around the World

Trusted by wildland firefighters around the world, WATERAX sets the industry standard by developing innovative, portable fire pumps and water-handling equipment designed to withstand demanding applications and rugged environments. With a time-tested legacy of reliability, WATERAX carries on its mission to place powerful, precision engineered pumps into the hands of…

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WATERAX: l’innovation, un travail d’équipe

Ce n’est pas parce qu’on dirige une entreprise centenaire qu’on doit s’en tenir aux méthodes d’autrefois. Le fabricant de pompes à eau montréalais WATERAX en est la preuve. Ses décideurs ont innové en adoptant la méthode lean pour mener l’entreprise à se démarquer. Revenir…

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Calaveras Consolidated Fire - Testing the VERSAX Fire Pump

From the foothill of the Sierra Mountains in Central California, the Calaveras Consolidated Fire Protection District. They protect life, property and the environment. Wildland Forest Fires, Vehicle Accidents, EMS, Air Ambulance Evacuations and Residential Fires Webisode 1: Meet the membersThe Calaveras Consolidated Fire Protection District (Cal-Co Fire) was formed on…

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The New RANCHER Lightweight Skid Unit

WATERAX is happy to announce its newest collaboration with Hannay Reels. The improved RANCHER® with a Hannay hose reel! The RANCHER® is a compact and lightweight unit designed for use on ATVs and small utility vehicles, available with a 65 or 125 gallon tank. Commonly used in wildland urban interface…

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