Hauling Water - Central Virginia Style!
By President Mark Davis
April 27, 2023

On April 23rd, about 40 folks from the Campbell County region of central Virginia participated in a 2-hr rural water supply drill using 6 tankers and two fill sites. The drill culminated our 16-hr Rural Water Supply Operations Seminar that was sponsored by the Gladys Volunteer Fire Department and the Central Virginia Volunteer Firefighter’s Association. This was our first seminar in Virginia and was well supported by the great folks at Gladys.

During this drill crews were able to sustain 500 gpm over a 3-mile and 4-mile round trip using a 3-dump tank arrangement. Participating departments included Gladys (Engine and Vacuum Tanker), Brookneal (Engine), Concord (Tanker), Rustburg (Engine and Tanker), Alta Vista (Tanker), Renan (Engine and Tanker), and Red House (Tanker). Instructors for the weekend were Alan Butsch and Tim Legore.