Waterous Company, a worldwide leader in fire suppression technology and manufacturing, announced today that Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services in British Columbia, Canada selected Waterous pumps for 24 new apparatus manufactured by Smeal™ Fire Apparatus Co. and sold by Safetek Emergency Vehicles Ltd.
Waterous’ CMUC20 two-stage pumps and OneStep® CAFSystems will equip all of the department’s new pumpers, rescue-pumpers and heavy-duty aerials.
“We are honored by the Vancouver Fire & Rescue Service’s decision to include Waterous pumps and CAFSystems on their new fleet of 24 Smeal™ apparatus,” said Steve Toren, director of sales at Waterous. “This decision is testament to the superior performance, longevity and engineering that Waterous pumps offer the fire service and the communities they protect.”
The Waterous CMUC20 pumps provide two-stage, high-pressure characteristics that operate at 600 GPM (2,400 L/m) and 600 PSI (40 bar), making the pumps ideally suited for high-rise firefighting. The low profile split-shaft parallel pumps allow pump operators to switch from pressure to volume smoothly and easily.
“We recognize that there is an opportunity to utilize our fleet in a more cost effective and environmentally friendly manner,” said Vancouver Assistant Fire Chief Ken LePard.
The ONE STEP CAFSystem, using less water and less foam concentrate, combines an integrated midship-mounted air compressor system and revolutionary compact foam generator to produce perfect foam with easy, touch-of-a-button operations. The revolutionary system additionally offers pre-set flow rates and pre-set pressures for water and air, so the operator does not have to adjust flows and pressures at the fire scene.
The apparatus are scheduled to begin delivery in January 2016.
For more information, go to www.waterousco.com