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Hauling Water Hoosier Style - 1100 gpm in Indiana Produces A New Member of the 1,000 GPM Club!
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By President Mark Davis
August 23, 2018

On August 19th, folks from the Wildcat Township VFD and throughout Tipton County, Indiana spent the afternoon hauling water for 2-hours uninterrupted as part of our 16-hr Rural Water Supply Operations Seminar. The drill culminated the weekend which was spent reviewing the best practices of hauling water with tankers. Four engines, seven tankers, and one ladder truck were used during the 2-hour water shuttle drill to haul water for a simulated structure fire. The highlight of the drill was the ability to flow more than 1,000 gpm during the last hour of the drill while having started flowing at the five-minute mark and never having flow interrupted. The folks arrived on scene and had a 500 gpm flow established within five minutes. By the 55-minute mark in the drill, flow was at 1,100 gpm where it remained for the remainder of the drill.

This performance resulted in the folks being awarded membership in the GotBigWater 1,000 GPM Club! Congratulations!

The program was funded by the Tipton County Foundation and the Wildcat Twp VFD. Instructors for the weekend were Mark Davis and Alan Butsch.

Units: Wildcat Engine 61, Wildcat Tanker 63, Wildcat Ladder 62, Madison Engine 51, Atlanta Engine 351, Duck Creek Engine 881, Sharpsville Engine 41, Madison Tanker 53, Cicero Tanker 24, Kempton Tanker 33, Sharpsville Tanker 43, Sheridan Tanker 61, and Bass Lake Tanker 14-85
 
Bass Lake Tanker 14-85:   3000-gal vacuum tanker with 750 gpm pump and twin, 3000-gal dump tanks.
Bass Lake Tanker 14-85: 3000-gal vacuum tanker with 750 gpm pump and twin, 3000-gal dump tanks.
Sharpsville Tanker 43:  3000-gal tanker with 250 gpm pump and a 3000-gal dump tank.
Sharpsville Tanker 43: 3000-gal tanker with 250 gpm pump and a 3000-gal dump tank.
 
Kempton Tanker 33: 4000-gal tanker with 900 gpm pump and a 4000-gal dump tank.
Kempton Tanker 33: 4000-gal tanker with 900 gpm pump and a 4000-gal dump tank.
Cicero Tanker 24: 3000-gal tanker with 500 gpm pump and twin, 3000-gal dump tanks.
Cicero Tanker 24: 3000-gal tanker with 500 gpm pump and twin, 3000-gal dump tanks.
 
Madison Tanker 53: 3000-gal tanker with 750 gpm pump and a 3000-gal dump tank.
Madison Tanker 53: 3000-gal tanker with 750 gpm pump and a 3000-gal dump tank.
Wildcat Ladder 62 set up and ready for water supply. Dual, 3-inch lines feed a 5-inch line to the base of the ladder's pre-piped waterway.
Wildcat Ladder 62 set up and ready for water supply. Dual, 3-inch lines feed a 5-inch line to the base of the ladder's pre-piped waterway.
 
First dump in operation, folks are getting the second one set up.
First dump in operation, folks are getting the second one set up.
First dump tank down and ready for water.
First dump tank down and ready for water.
 
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Madison Engine 51 (1250 gpm/1000 gal) operated as the dumpsite pumper.
Madison Engine 51 (1250 gpm/1000 gal) operated as the dumpsite pumper.
Three dump tanks in operation.
Three dump tanks in operation.
 
Working to get the fourth dump tank in operation.
Working to get the fourth dump tank in operation.
A four-dump tank set up was used to support the 1,100 gpm supply to the ladder truck.
A four-dump tank set up was used to support the 1,100 gpm supply to the ladder truck.
 
Hydrant fill site set up to load tankers in town.
Hydrant fill site set up to load tankers in town.
Wildcat Engine 61 operates as the fill site pumper at the creek as uses an open-relay to receive water from Duck Creek Engine 881 at the creek.
Wildcat Engine 61 operates as the fill site pumper at the creek as uses an open-relay to receive water from Duck Creek Engine 881 at the creek.
 
Using dual lines to load tankers at the creek fill site.
Using dual lines to load tankers at the creek fill site.
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Bass Lake's vacuum tanker
Bass Lake's vacuum tanker
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Sharpsville Engine 41 drafts and supplies jet siphons at the dump site.
Sharpsville Engine 41 drafts and supplies jet siphons at the dump site.
1,100 gpm at the ladder truck.
1,100 gpm at the ladder truck.
 






























 

Comment Comment 1 Comment(s)

grover August 21, 2018 at 3:48 PM
Congratulations. Happy for everybody involved. I planned on making it and had to cancel.



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