Vancouver Specs Waterous Pumps and CAFSystems for 24 Fire Apparatus

ST. PAUL, MN—Waterous Company announced 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,” says 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 and 600 psi, 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,” says Ken LePard, assistant chief, Vancouver Fire & Rescue.

The ONE STEP CAFSystem, using less water and less foam concentrate, combines an integrated midship-mounted air compressor system and compact foam generator to produce perfect foam with easy, touch-of-a-button operations. The system additionally offers pre-set flow rates and preset 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. 

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