Floods and High Volume Pumping
High volume pumping is often an unappreciated aspect of a fire and rescue service’s capabilities.
That is, until we experience the extreme weather and subsequent flooding like we saw in the north of England this month (Nov 2019). During these difficult times firefighters are tasked with removing water from at risk areas and moving it to somewhere a bit more secure. To do this they often use hoses hundreds of metres long and very powerful pumps.
Flooding can be devastating to communities. Firefighters are often tasked with redirecting the huge volumes of water; to do that, they have to get wet. Our 402/403 HVP suit is specially designed for exactly these times. Waterproof, lightweight, brightly coloured and keeps the expensive structural suit safe in the station.
We know it’s important that you make the right choice. If you would like any further advice on what to look for when specifying your new firefighting kit don’t hesitate to get in touch or call one of our experts on +44 (0) 1332 341030.