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Mt. Carmel (IL) Tests New Fire Equipment

The Mt. Carmel Fire Department (IL) has tested new equipment that may potentially help fight rural fires faster.

The department depends on tanker trucks to fight rural fires, but when the water runs out, firefighters wait until the tanker is refilled at the nearest fire hydrant.  

The Turbo Draft would allow firefighters to pull water from ponds or lakes when that tanker runs dry.

“Along with the pump that we have on our equipment van that’s a low water suction pump, are just more tools that can hopefully prevent major dollar loss out in the county,” Captain Mark Seaton said.

The department says they will make a decision whether or not to buy the Turbo Draft in the next few months.

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