Saving Lives: Fire Pumps in Wildland Firefighting

The humble water pump is considered by some to be the greatest invention for fire suppression, saving lives and sparing property from fire devastation.
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The Renowned BB-4 Now Available in Diesel!

WATERAX fire pumps are trusted by wildland firefighters around the world. We have a long and exciting history that dates back to 1898. Our fire pumps meet NFPA 1906 standards and are specified for wildland Type 4, 5, 6, and 7 fire engines and are used as auxiliary pumps for Type 3 engines as well.
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Nothern Ontario: Help Shipping Out

To all forest firefighters out there deployed to support the multiple forest fires across Canada - we thank you!
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Watch our Chief Engineer talk about the BB-4 Diesel pump at FDIC

Watch our Chief Engineer, Jeff Sadler, talk about the BB-4 Diesel pump at FDIC.
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The BB-4 Diesel officially listed in USFS Type 6 specifications

The WATERAX BB-4® Diesel has been officially listed on the U.S. Forest Service Type 6 Fire Apparatus specifications.
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Q&A: WATERAX VP on 100 years of wildland product inventions and what’s next

In fact, the history of fire pumps in Canada dates back to the early 1900s. Mr. H.C. Johnson, a fire inspector for the Board of Railway Commissioners of Canada, designed the first Canadian portable forestry fire pump in 1915.
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WATERAX Pumps: Trusted by Wildland Firefighters Around the World

WATERAX fire pumps are trusted by wildland firefighters around the world. We have a long and exciting history that dates back to 1898 when John Colquhoun Watson Jack founded the Watson Jack & Co company.
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Structure Protection Equipment Against the Threat of Wildfire

When encouraging preparedness against the threat of wildfire we should always consider the human dynamics at play. There is a physiological impact related to the loss of homes during a wildfire event. The emotional repercussions of losing personal belongings are far greater than losing the house itself to the fire, which can always be rebuilt better and bigger.
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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.
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Protect yourself, your family and your home from wildfires.

Do you live near or in a wildfire area? Is your home in danger as fire season approaches?
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