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Offline 116ff60

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Special ops Hi-volume pumping unit.
« on: September 30, 2011, 07:01:24 PM »
Seen a picture of this rig! Is this a new special unit in the F.D.N.Y. fleet? What does it get used for and what kind of runs does it respond to.
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Special ops Hi-volume pumping unit.
« on: September 30, 2011, 07:01:24 PM »

Offline Bulldog

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Re: Special ops Hi-volume pumping unit.
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 07:15:08 PM »
Here the picture of it that I found: http://www.flickr.com/photos/76277389@N00/6196268758/

I wonder if this is part of the reason they are equipping some of the units with 5" hose?
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Re: Special ops Hi-volume pumping unit.
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 07:26:33 PM »
All I can say is YUM!!! :)

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Re: Special ops Hi-volume pumping unit.
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 07:36:48 PM »
What are the specs (ie: GPM, Lbs per sq. in., pump stages, etc..)?

Offline raybrag

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Re: Special ops Hi-volume pumping unit.
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2011, 09:30:10 PM »
Super pumper Junior?  :o :o
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Re: Special ops Hi-volume pumping unit.
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2011, 10:51:41 PM »
Do you know what any of the specification for it are?  If they're going to get that many of them it seems like the most have big plans for them.  Just large caliber foam operations and brush fires doesn't sound like enough usage to justify them.

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Re: Special ops Hi-volume pumping unit.
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2011, 11:42:15 PM »
What about them being used to feed an emergency water main in the event of a catastrophic failure of our water supply system? ???

Offline anesti

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Re: Special ops Hi-volume pumping unit.
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2011, 11:54:01 PM »
Can they even fit them in the houses??

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Re: Special ops Hi-volume pumping unit.
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2011, 10:38:12 AM »
They came to measure my house for it. Non soc. Did not fit, would have pre renovation. It would justbe the unit on the back is what they told us. The truck would come pick it up. They have three drafting units and one truck.

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Re: Special ops Hi-volume pumping unit.
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2011, 01:59:36 PM »
The vehicle discussed is part of the Department's Auxiliary Water System designed to replace damaged city water mains in major catastrophes.  The system can also be used for large scale dewatering operations.  The truck is a 2011 Kenworth T370 , equipped with a Stellar Industries Shuttle Hooklift system.  The pumping unit is powered by a 200 hp Diesel engine and utilizes a floating hydraulic pump with output ranging from 1320  to 2905 GPM depending on pressure. 

The system uses 8-inch hose leading to a wye with two six-inch Storz outlets to supply two 2000 GPM pumpers.  Additional self-contained pumping systems are available and can be transported on Department hooklift trucks.  Satellites and airport hose wagons have been issued six-inch LDH.


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Re: Special ops Hi-volume pumping unit.
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2011, 02:08:06 PM »
I take it these are coming from Homeland Security funding?

Offline grumpy grizzly

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Re: Special ops Hi-volume pumping unit.
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2011, 04:02:48 PM »
Thanx for a very concise response and info. 8) 8)
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Re: Special ops Hi-volume pumping unit.
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2011, 06:06:18 AM »
Will this unit be replacing the Hazmat second piece at Squad 61??

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Re: Special ops Hi-volume pumping unit.
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2011, 05:04:35 PM »
Not positive but i would think they will maintain both second pieces.

 

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