Hauling Water - North Central Pennsylvania Style!
By President Mark Davis
November 12, 2020

On Saturday and Sunday, November 7th and 8th about 50 folks from Montoursville and surrounding Lycoming County fire departments got together to refine their water hauling skills. On Sunday afternoon, the group worked to haul water for 2-hours uninterrupted using eleven tankers, four engines, and two fill sites. A peak flow of just over 1,000 gpm was achieved and the crews were able to build out a 4-dump tank operation. The 16-hr Rural Water Supply Operations Seminar was sponsored and hosted by the Montoursville FD who provided excellent logistical support...including some really good lunches! Instructors for the weekend were Mark Davis and Alan Butsch. A full summary will be posted later this month on our website.

Units: Montoursville Engine 20, Montoursville Tanker 20, Englesmere Tanker 51, Mildred Tanker 58, Picture Rocks Tanker 26, Pennsdale Tanker 23, Hepburn Twp Tanker 15, Old Lycoming Tanker 14, Plunkets Creek Tanker 25, Tunkhannock Tanker 7, Warrior Run Tanker 9-1, Woodward Twp Tanker 2, Hepburn Twp Engine 15, Pennsdale Engine 23, and Jersey Shore Engine 1-45