A portable fire fighting pump is used when a fire department is unable to get close enough to the scene of a wildfire or structure fire. It is also useful in urban settings where water is not readily available. This fire fighting device is able to supply water through a hose line at high pressure and nozzles. This is a vital piece of equipment that should be incorporated into every fire truck in the city, county and state to help protect homes.
Fire pumps are the pressure-increasing component of fire suppression systems, such as fire sprinklers, standpipes and foam systems. They are also a critical component integrated into fire trucks and fire boats to boost the firefighting hose water supply. They are powered most often by an electric motor, although they can be driven by a diesel engine or, in some cases, by steam turbines.
Portable fire pumps are centrifugal pumps that are sized for firefighting applications. They are available in a variety of class ratings (volume and pressure). Selection is determined by a combination of fire hazard, water supply availability and capability to transport the pump.
Our portable pumps are designed for firefighting use and are built to the highest quality standards. They are based on single-stage high-speed impeller pumps with a single-stage low-maintenance gearbox for reduced complexity and maintenance requirements. They are also built for easy start-up and rapid ramp-up to full pump power output, even after prolonged shutdown. These features allow fire departments to be more responsive to emergency situations and provide excellent customer service.