Hauling Water - New York Style - A New Member of the 1,000 gpm Club!
By President Mark Davis
October 14, 2021

On October 10th, more than 70 folks from the Columbia County region of New York got together to haul water with tankers during our 2-hr rural water supply drill. The event culminated our 16-hr Rural Water Supply Operations Seminar that was sponsored by the Robert D. Plass Memorial Firematic Scholorship Fund and hosted by Stockport Volunteer Fire Co.1 in Stockport, NY. Eleven tankers and six engines were used to support the large-scale drill. Four fill sites....two each at a pond and the Hudson River...were used to supply water for the tankers. Travel distances for the fill sites were about 3-miles and 4-miles roundtrip. Because water flow was never once interrupted during the 2-hr time period and the flow was greater than 1000 gpm during the last hour, participants earned our 1000 GPM Club status. A peak flow of 1200 gpm was sustained during the drill.

Instructors for the weekend Mark Davis and Tim Legore. Many thanks to the men and women of the Stockport VFC #1 and the Ladies Auxiliary for the excellent logistical support and the delicious breakfast and lunch food! A full summary of the event will be posted on our website in a few weeks.

Units: Stockport Engine 49-20 (1500 gpm), Stockport Tanker 49-32 (2000 gal), Stottville Engine 50-22 (2000 gpm), Stuyvesant Engine 52-13 (1250 gpm), Stuyvesant Tanker 52-32 (1800 gal), Stuyvesant Falls Engine 65-12 (1250 gpm), Stuyvesant Falls Tanker 65-32 (2000 gal), West Ghent Engine 57-20 (1500 gpm), West Ghent Engine 57-31 (2000 gpm), West Ghent Tanker 57-35 (3500 gal), Ghent Tanker 22-35 (3000 gal), Taghkanic Tanker 56-30 (2000 gpm), Valatie Tanker 55-30 (2000 gal), Claverack Tanker 12-32 (2000 gal), Niverville Tanker 45-35 (5000 gal), Livingston Tanker 83-35 (3550 gal), Kinderhook Engine 35-13 (1250 gpm), Ghent Engine 22-22 (1500 gpm), and South Schodack Tanker 34-9 (3750 gal)