SHCo crews, along with Level Volunteer Fire Company Tanker 121 and Supply 181, and Norrisville Volunteer Fire Company Engine Tanker 1025, conducted a rural water supply drill along Water Street last evening.
The purpose of the drill was to utilize a draft site via Marine 552 & Supply 181 and a tanker/engine shuttle to maintain a steady flow of 750 GPM off Tower 531 without losing water supply.
A drop tank was deployed to supply Engine 512 as the attack engine pumping to Tower 531. The shuttle consisted of Engine 513 (1000 gal), Engine 515 (1900 gal), Tanker 121 (3500 gal), and Engine Tanker 1025 (2500 gal).
An initial max discharge of 300 GPM was investigated and determined to be caused by a defective strainer inside the drop tank. Once replaced, maximum water flow was achieved, approximately 900 GPM being discharged from Tower 531. This was a great lesson for all, as not everything goes as initially planned on the fireground. Crews were able to overcome the obstacle quickly & carried out their job.
It was a great drill for all & we’d like to thank Level VFC & Norrisville VFC for participating!!!