About UsBenchmarks in the wildland firefighting community, our trustworthy MARK-3® And bb-4® centrifugal fire pumps have been established leaders for generations.
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From working as a wildland firefighter, I’ve used this pump in life or death situations where if you don't cool down the blaze, immediate extraction would be required. These pumps are tougher than nails and have my 100% trust when working a fireline!
I have seen these things pump in places no one would even think possible.
It absolutely never fails on the fireline! Run that pump for 8 hours and it won’t fail! Thanks for making an amazing pump!
It is a great product with a really solid history of being dependable under harsh conditions.
I love the MARK-3® pump. It has never let me down.
As chief of Eula VFD we want to thank all of you at WATERAX for quickly addressing this situation. I was amazed and never expected this to go so easy. In March of 2018 I went to work for Daco and sold four pumps, three were WATERAX pumps. I was thinking I'll never sell another one but after this WATERAX will be the pump I push because any product is only as good as the service after the sale. I'm so looking forward to many more years of not only fighting fires with your pumps but selling them to brother and sister firefighters, knowing yall have our backs.
A BIG thank you to Luc at Flash Fire & Safety for supplying my son and I with MINI-STRIKER® pumps to aid in fighting the fire that was threatening my son’s ranch at Waterton in July 2018! The MINI-STRIKER® lightweight pumps played a huge part in containing the fire and eventually stopping it!
A week ago, an out of control fire across the river from us (at North Santiam State Park, Marion County Oregon) jumped over onto our property. We had no way of defending our home or our woods aside from our garden hoses. The fire burned approximately 3 acres of fir, maple, cedar and oak. Three generations of timber gone ... just 1/4 mile from our house. The Oregon Department of Forestry came in and has worked the last 7 days extinguishing all the hot spots. They are using WATERAX MINI-STRIKER® pumps! I've been very impressed by their performance in such a compact unit. Thank you for making such great quality products!
We have been doing business with WATERAX for several years now. From the beginning, we’ve always had good communications with all members of the team, from sales to accounting. Follow-ups and feedback on our emails are always fast and what we need to be on top with our customers. We are also always informed (without even asking) when there are liquidations which allows us to benefit. The ordering system on their website is super simple and gives us free shipping. Doing business with WATERAX is always a pleasure.
Excellent service, above and beyond what was expected.
Above and beyond in helping me solve a problem.
We build type 6 wildland fire engines and WATERAX supplies us with plumbing parts we need and electrical parts. We ordered from WATERAX back when it was known as Wildfire. WATERAX has supplied us well for over the past 14 years that I've been building and repairing fire engines. Good job!
Always professional and extremely knowledgeable staff! We stock over 400 MARK-3® pumps and always buy the BB-4® pump setup for our engine builds.
Time tested equipment that has proven itself time and time again.
Very dependable, long time user, best high pressure wildfire pump available in my opinion.
MARK-3® pumps rock. They can move a lot of water quickly.
Strong, reliable and easy to use pump that will provide enough water to take care of your wildland needs.
I ordered two MARK-3® pumps for our station because I worked with them a lot on deployments. We placed them on our type 6 and type 1 apparatus. We have never had a problem with the MARK-3® other than operator error (flooding, etc.).
The MARK-3® is incredibly durable and easy to use. I’ve been able to set up a pump site in unstable terrain that a 4-stroke pump wouldn’t be able to operate out of and most other 2-stroke pumps wouldn’t be able to reach the pressure needs.
The MARK-3® is indestructible. It has been our “go to” pump for wildland-urban interface for the last 10+ years. It’s ability to pump with phenomenal pressure for thousands of feet is key for our department.
The MARK-3® pump has been the wildland fire industry standard forever! Never found a fire pump that was more reliable.
Reliability! We used the MARK-3® pumps when I worked with the Ontario MNR and have continued relying on them during my years as a rural municipal fire department. The pumps we have now are 25+ years old and have not failed us.
Because they’re undeniable workhorses with versatility and the pumping power you need. I’ve fought fire with many pumps in many provinces, and the MARK-3® is my favourite! I still have dreams about troubleshooting, and I’ve been pump-person enough times to compose songs to the pitch of a MARK-3® running at full throttle!
When we’re on fires the MARK-3® is single handedly the best piece of equipment we deal with. Whether it’s wrapping a small, one-hectare fire, or spending 20 days running hose up and down hills, the MARK-3® delivers. Easy to use, operate and troubleshoot if need be, there isn’t any other pump I would use.
I have worked with the MARK-3® pump over 30 years on my wildfire career all across Alberta, BC, Ontario and Quebec. It’s a dependable pump for fighting wildland fire.
We have nothing but good ratings for the RANCHER®. It is the perfect size for our Ranger and has great volume and pressure with the pump. It is very well designed and I am very pleased with this unit all around.
My RANCHER® from WATERAX was instrumental in my private contracting company successfully prescribed burning nearly 6,000 acres in the state of Florida on park lands. Never once did it let me down.
We have been able to pump thousands of cubic metres of water so far and the pump is holding strong. The WATERAX pump we have is well suited for a small and portable snowmaking system like ours.