Hauling Water - North Country Style!
By President Mark Davis
October 7, 2021

On October 3rd, folks from throughout the lower half of Clinton County, New York gathered in Peru to practice their water hauling skills at our 2-hr rural water supply drill. The drill was the culmination of our 16- hr Rural Water Supply Operations Seminar that was co-sponsored by the Peru and Keeseville VFDs and hosted by the Peru VFD. Eight tankers and three engines were used to support a 750 gpm flow for 2-hours using two fill sites each providing a 6.1-mile roundtrip.

Instructors for the weekend seminar were Mark Davis and Tim Legore. Many thanks to the folks at the Peru VFD for excellent logistical support! Look for a complete summary posted in a week or so.

Units: Peru Engine 273 (1500 gpm), Peru Tanker 274 (3000 gal), Saranac Tanker 313 (4000 gal), Keeseville Tanker 233 (3000 gal), Keeseville Tanker 234 (2000 gal), Ausable Forks Tanker 114 (2200 gal), South Plattsburgh Tanker 324 (3000 gal), Morrisonville Engine 262 (1250 gpm), South Plattsburgh Engine 323 (1500 gpm), Chazy Tanker 153 (3000 gal), West Chazy Tanker 336 (3000 gal)