Fire Fighting in Canada

Equipment New products
Portable pump delivers water to remote locations

August 9, 2010 - Hale has improved its Fyr Pak backpack-mounted water pump for wild land and forest fires. This portable centrifugal pump is mounted on a padded adjustable backpack frame and weighs under 34 pounds, making it easier for firefighters to reach and navigate a variety of rural terrains. The pump was developed to cut down on response time to forest and other rural area fires in hopes of reducing risk of firefighter injury or damage to the land and wildlife in the region. The portable pump can collect water from virtually any water source, including streams, ponds, draft, relay or port-a-tank. The unit comes with engine over-speed protection. The Fyr Pak’s frame is 25 inches long and 13 inches wide to provide sufficient comfort and clearance for fire fighter’s head gear. For more information visit

August 9, 2010 
By Carey Fredericks

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