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Mark-3 Testing: Ease of Pull-Start

January 21, 2022 6:26 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2022/01/21/waterax-testing-ease-of-pull-start/ By Gary Da Silva Product Manager at WATERAX. Expert in market needs and product capability. In a survey on the aspects of the MARK-3® pump that needed improvement, ease of start was the second most requested improvement after weight reduction. Many firefighters expressed trouble starting a MARK-3® with one arm, either due…

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The MARK-3® Watson Edition Brochure Is Now Available

November 12, 2021 9:31 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/11/12/the-mark-3-watson-edition-brochure-is-now-available/ Learn more about the MARK-3® Watson Edition Pump and all its improved functionalities in a new online brochure, including a detailed performance and technical specifications comparison between the current MARK-3® 185cc and the MARK-3® Watson Edition. Click here to download the brochure. The post The MARK-3® Watson Edition Brochure Is Now Available appeared first on The Wildland Firefighter. Get The Mitagator…

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Testing: Drop Test

October 29, 2021 3:16 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/10/29/testing-drop-test/ BUILDING THE RIGHT FRAME FOR THE MARK-3® WATSON EDITION By Gary Da Silva (Source: WATERAX) Room for Improvement MARK-3® fire pumps are often used in rugged environments and extreme situations. They are very durable units which that can endure take a lot of punishment, but occasionally they do sustain damage occasionally. One…

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Podcast: ‘Life with Fire’ with Amanda Monthei

October 15, 2021 3:26 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/10/15/podcast-life-with-fire-with-amanda-monthei/ When Amanda Monthei was growing up, she actually thought about becoming an archeologist. She always knew she wanted to write, but becoming a wildland firefighter? That was not on her radar until much later.  “I had some girlfriends who’d been doing it and I was like, hey, that looks pretty fun. So,…

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WATERAX: Supporting What We Believe In

October 1, 2021 7:56 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/10/01/waterax-supporting-what-we-believe-in/ This is WATERAX’s third year sponsoring the Wildland Fire Digital Storytelling Micro-Grant, part of the Smokey Generation Wildland Fire Oral History Project.  The grants are awarded to deserving writers and creative people, many with frontline experience in wildland firefighting, all passionate about the wildlands, to help them tell stories that explore the social and…

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MARK-3® Portable High-Pressure Fire Pump

September 29, 2021 8:45 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/09/29/mark-3-portable-high-pressure-fire-pump/ A Modern Pump for the Modern Firefighter  Maintaining the tradition while moving technology forward: the MARK-3® Watson Edition plugs right into your existing MARK-3® water-moving systems. It will set a new benchmark of excellence for high-pressure fire pumps in the wildland firefighting community for generations to come.  While preserving the iconic look of the classic MARK-3® pump*, the…

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Demob Hose Lays Faster – How-to Melon Roll

September 27, 2021 7:36 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/09/27/demob-hose-lays-faster-how-to-melon-roll/ Our firefighting friends in British Columbia swear by the melon roll method when they need to demobilize hose in the field. The big benefit over end or centre rolling is of course speed, as WATERAX Product specialist Alex demonstrates in our how-to video. Two melon rolls can be connected together by the couplings…

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Everyone’s a Firefighter During National Wildfire Awareness Month! – Part 2

June 4, 2021 7:33 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/04/everyones-a-firefighter-during-national-wildfire-awareness-month-part-2/ Preventing wildfires is always so much simpler than fighting them       Be prepared in case you need to evacuate: Keep important documents in a fireproof safe, on a USB drive, or store password protected documents online. Check your home insurance to make sure your policy protects your current home value…

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Everyone’s a Firefighter During National Wildfire Awareness Month! – Part 1

June 4, 2021 5:35 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/04/everyones-a-firefighter-during-national-wildfire-awareness-month-part-1/ May is National Wildfire Awareness Month in the U.S. May 1 is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day in Canada     WATERAX Where people and forests come together, wildfires are an issue. Wildland fire can threaten public safety and damage or destroy homes and other property. In extreme cases, community evacuation is sometimes…

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