Department Devises Solution to Save Water during Fire Apparatus Pump Testing

Recently the Fort Buchanan Fire Department, Guaynabo Puerto Rico, conducted the annual fire apparatus pump test for its primary and backup engines. During the planning process, our team came up with a great solution to save water usage as well as for cost in renting or purchasing expensive equipment to conduct the test. By simply adding a constuction dump truck to the equation (thanks to our installation public works), we were able to bounce, retain, redirect, and reuse the water from the portable tank we were drafting from. This setup allowed the team to reuse most of the water being discharged during the test, saving thousands of gallons of water. 

By completing the NFPA annual pump test, we ensure that Camille (Engine 1) and Old Smokey (Engine 2) are ready when needed.

Photographs taken by: Fireman Parker

Storyline written by: Assistant Chief De Jesus

Department Devises Solution to Save Water during Fire Apparatus Pump Testing