Water to Go

Cavette, Chris
May 2007
Fire Chief;May2007, Vol. 51 Issue 5, p84
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the importance of tanker shuttles and hose relays in creating alternate water supplies by fire departments in the U.S. Most fire departments used horse relays with large diameters for they are efficient in moving water to far distances up to 2,500 feet and tanker shuttles for they are effective for distances up to 5,000 feet. Both tanker shuttles and hose relays required drop tanks to hold the water and provide drafting point for pumpers.


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