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  • Whats on you pumper/tanker????

    Whats on your pumper tanker for equipment.


    Size of tank
    Size of pump

    To drop tank...or not to drop tank?

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  • #2
    We have a tanker/pumper, not a pumper/tanker, but I'll help you to get started...

    Basic configuration:

    - Commercial chassis, 2-seater
    - 3500 gal tank
    - 1000 gpm PTO pump, pump and roll capable
    - (3) 10" gravity dumps with cab and ground controls
    - (2) 4" direct tank fills
    - (3) 2.5" discharges & (1) 1000 gpm rated LDH discharge
    - (2) 6" suction inlets, (1) 2.5" auxiliary suction inlet
    - (2) 3000 gal dump tanks in electric drop-down mounts

    Hose & tools:

    - (1) 200' preconnected 2" crosslay
    - (1) 100' deadloaded 3" crosslay
    - (2) high-rise packs each with 100' 1.75" lines, wyes and pony 3" sections
    - 700' 5" supply line
    - Mics. short (25' to 35') sections of 3", 4" and 5" hose
    - Basic engine company tools (axe, haligan, plaster hook, 6' and 10' pikes)
    - (2) SCBA & (4) spares
    - (2) high-VHF portable radios
    - (1) high-VHF mobile radio
    - (1) low-VHF mobile radio (interoperability with out-of-zone companies)

    Water supply equipment:

    - 5" manifold
    - (2) low-level strainers
    - (1) float-dock strainer
    - (2) jet siphons
    - (2) 10' sections of 6" hard sleeve
    - (1) set of tank numbering signs
    - (1) set of command vests for Tanker Task Force operations
    - (2) beach balls (used to disrupt vortexes in dump tanks)
    - Large selection of adapters allowing for seamless use of all combinations involving threaded (NST and local) connections from 1.5" through 3" and Storz connections from 2.5" through 5" as well as street hydrant and dry hydrant connections

    This unit is primarily set up for water supply, but can mount an attack with up to three handlines if necessary (one preconnected crosslay, plus two hi-rise packs wyed from a 3" feeder).
    Last edited by bobsnyder; 09-26-2006, 01:11 PM.


    • #3
      We have 2 pumper-tankers. Both have 3000 gallon tanks.... one has a 500 gpm pump and the other has a 1250 gpm pump so we can classify it as a Class A engine.

      Both carry full engine equipment including SCBA, spare bottles, 24' extension ladders and a roof ladder, hand tools, salvage covers, fans, K-12s, 3" supply line and attack line. Generally they are used as a tanker but can function as a first due engine if needed.
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      • #4
        my vollie department has 4 engines and a support unit.

        engine 304-
        primary engine. also serves as mutual aid engine. i think it is a 1998 international. 4 door, 5 seater.
        1250 gal poly tank
        3 1-1/2 preconnect lines
        1 2-1/2 preconnect line
        1 "deck gun"
        all the buttons and whistles
        4 scba's in seat, 5 extra bottles
        extra rolls of hose lines
        the usuall tools, absorbant, thermal camera, tarps, nozzels, pike poles, roof ladder, attic ladder, and extention ladder and such

        engine 303-
        2001 ferrara. 2 seater
        serves as 2nd due engine in our protection district.
        1250 gallon tank
        2 1-1/2 preconnects
        1 2-1/2 prconnect
        front jumpline, and rear booster reel
        4 scba's in rear compartment, with 4 extra bottles
        same tools as 304

        engine 302-
        197someting engine.
        only used as water shuttle, or "tanker"
        1000 gallon tank
        only carries extra hose and some pike poles

        engine 301-
        stationed at our other fire station. responds to calls on west end of our district. not really familiar with this truck, but is basically the same as 304, but older.

        support 301-
        also at our other station.
        used during major incidents to bring spent botles back to station to refill and bring back to incident. also used as rehab unit. can be also used during incident of natural disastors such as hurricains, tornadoes, or sevear storms to move firefighters around to move trees and stuff. besides that, not really used.
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        • #5
          Mack Commercial Chassis

          1800 Gallon Tank
          450gpm PTO Pump


          • #6
            2004 International Commercial Chassis
            2200 gal Poly Tank
            1250 gpm PTO
            2 x 250' 1 3/4 preconnect
            1 x 200 2 1/2 preconnect
            800' 2 1/2 (hosebed)
            1000' 4" supply (hosebed)
            2 x 2 1/2 discharges
            2 1/2 inlet/suction
            6" inlet/suction
            Class 1 pressure governor
            1 x 2-1/2" rear dump/fill
            1 x 10" square dump
            1 x 4" rear dump/fill
            2000 gal Porta Tank (thru tank storage from the rear)
            24' extension ladder
            14' roof ladder
            2 x 10' 6" hard suction
            3 x 10' 2 1/2" hard suction
            650 gpm portable pump
            2 SCBA
            limited hand tools
            Salvage Tarps
            neg pressure fan
            several extra rolled hose lengths
            brush fire equip (indian tanks, brooms, rakes, shovels)
            Lots of adapters and appliances for establishing water supply

            Truck runs primarily as first due tanker
            Truck can run first due engine to several locations in our area where our custom cab trucks cannot fit down narrow "lake camp" roads
            Last edited by firemannickvt; 09-27-2006, 05:16 PM.
            St. Albans Town Fire Department
            Engine Co. No. 1


            • #7
              2500 gallon tank
              20 gallon foam cell
              750 gpm pump
              Pump and roll capable
              3000 gallon dump tank
              swivel dump on rear
              One 2.5" discharge on right, left, front (with hosewell) and rear
              One 2.5" intake on each side
              One 2.5" rear direct tank fill
              One LDH intake on each side
              Two 1.5" crosslays
              Booster reel w/ 200' of 1"
              2 SCBA bottle holders on wheel well (each side)
              Large hosebed

              300' of 1.75"
              800' of 3" w/ 2.5" couplings
              Two 10' sections flexible hard suction
              One 250 gpm 2.5" pistol grip nozzle
              Two 200 gpm 1.75" pistol grip nozzles
              One 1" pistol grip nozzle for booster
              One Akron 500 pgm portable monitor
              One Tempest 30" PPV fan (gasoline)
              One Ventmaster 14" K saw w/ multi-purpose blade
              Various hand tools
              Various fittings

              Haven't mounted but will have Dreager PSS 100 Plus airpacks w/ Sentinel (unsure how many)
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              • #8
                Like the other guy I call ours a tanker/pumper not the other way around. It is pretty spartan as far as equipment goes although it has enough to keep the fire at bay until a real engine gets there.

                3000 gal
                Commerical 3-seater cab
                350 HP (not enough)
                Manual trans
                750 GPM fire pump with relief valve and a full (small) pump panel, 3-2.5" discharges and 2-4.5" suction as well as 2.5" pony suction
                25' 2.5" suction hose with strainer
                Floating strainer
                100' SJ 1.5" crosslay (wildland)
                200' DJ 1.75" crosslay (structure)
                500' or so of 2.5" supply hose in a cross bed next to the crosslays, not preconnected
                All the brass (adapters, reducers, hammers, clamps, wyes, etc) that an engine carries
                Floating strainer
                Flat Head Axe
                2-200' wildland 1.5" hose packs w/tees
                2-100' wildland 1" laterals w/nozzles
                4.5" suction hose
                2.5" suction hose
                3000 gallon floating wall drop tank. (I don't like it but it is compact enough to fit in a compartment and we never use it anyway).
                5 gal drinking water
                5 MREs
                Medical bag
                Burn kit

                OAL about 32' for low center of gravity.



                • #9
                  We have no tankers, airport isnt big enough to handle them We do have 1 pumper that under some systems can be classified as a small tender because of the tank size.

                  1500gpm PTO
                  1000 gal poly tank
                  2x30gal foam tanks
                  2x200 1 3/4 preconnect
                  1x400 2 1/2" (hosebed)
                  600' 3" (hosebed)
                  600' 5" supply (hosebed)
                  150' 1" hard line (hose reel)
                  6x 2 1/2 discharge
                  2 1/2" inlet/suction
                  2 1/2" direct fill
                  2x 6" inlet/suction
                  2x10' hard suction
                  1000 gpm deck gun, removable for ground use.
                  6 scba
                  hand tools
                  salvage tarps
                  smoke ejector
                  positive pressure fan
                  lots of nozzles, hose adaptors etc

                  1st out engine in a hydranted area. Sometimes mutual aided by rural dept as a 3rd or 4th tender on structure/wildland calls.


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