How strong is fire truck water?

On this pumper/tanker fire engine, the primary water tank is inside the vehicle, it holds 1,000 gallons (3,785 liters) of water and it runs down the center in the rear of the truck. A drop tank is like a big aboveground pool that can hold about 2,000 gallons of water.

Can you drink the water from a fire truck?

This water is not potable and we don’t want to have it in the tanks and pump any longer than necessary. This water is dumped out of the pump and tank and filled and dumped a few times with hydrant water (potable) and the pump is operated to flush the pipes and pump.

How many GPM can a fire truck pump?

Contemporary fire engines carry their own water, a pump to move the water, and hose. Water tank sizes can range from 500 – 1,500 gallons. Pump capacity is measured in gallons per minute (gpm) and most pump capacities are between 1,000 gpm – 2,000 gpm.

Why don’t they use sea water to put out forest fires?

The salt from using ocean water would ruin the local ecosystem, making it so that no plants would grow in that forest for decades. C) The salt would also accelerate oxidation of metals that it comes in contact with causing cars to start rusting away.

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Does it hurt to get sprayed with a fire hose?

It stings a little bit because it’s not your garden hose that sprays water at a very low psi . It’s a hose that’s used to put out a flame not water flowers.

How many feet of hose is on a fire engine?

The standard for automotive fire apparatus requires pumpers to carry at least 15 feet of hose or 20 feet of hose. 1200 feet of 2 12 inch or larger hose. 400 feet of 1 12, 1 34, or 2 inch attack hose.

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