Rural Metro Drafts Water from Rivers, Creeks, and Ponds

Rural Metro Drafts Water from Rivers, Creeks, and Ponds

Posted: Aug 18, 2019 6:23 PM
Updated: Aug 18, 2019 6:23 PM

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"watching out pre-identifies any water sources they could potentially use. today, they showed me how they draft water out of rivers, ponds and creeks." unlike fighting fires within city limits, near fire hydrants-- cooper says "we don't have water on scene with us right away or additional water, we have what we have on the engine." which is about 500 to 750 gallons of water. but when it runs out--they turn to natural resources and today they're running a drill--drafting water out of a creek in josephine county. nat first--they attached a basket to the suction tubes this helps to keep out larger chunks of debris out of the pump nat now they prime the pump--displacing the air already in the lines and then slowly opening discharge ports. nat but when it's just a drill--they'll cycle that water back into the creek. drafting water is a useful tactic, but the time of the year can have an winter, then you can't access the water with the ice, if you are in a big drought and there's a creek but there's little to no water in it that would post a problem" although rural our calls hoping for and expecting these to be there, we run our calls with our water tenders right behind us for that source and if this happens to be there that's luxury." rural metro fire says there seems to be confusion about fire
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