Rural Fire Department Near Nanaimo Says Thank You For New Tank – Nanaimo News Bulletin

The Extension Volunteer Fire Department is less likely to face a water shortage in future fires, thanks to the donation of a 10,000 liter portable water tank.

Extension-based metal fabrication and welding company Inter-Kraft Contracting presented the new tank to Extension’s volunteer firefighters. The total value of the donation, including the purchase price and shipping costs, is $2,000.

Portable water tanks are used by rural fire departments in areas lacking city water supplies and fire hydrants and are deployed as water tanks from which fire trucks draw water. water to fight fires, as water call trucks continually relay water to fill tanks during firefighting operations. Extension VFD has a limited number of hydrants in its fire protection zone and is highly dependent on appliances.

The new portable water tank, presented at Extension VFD on Thursday, April 21, will complement another tank already used by the service. It will double the water capacity available at fire scenes and allow the fire department to have a portable tank on each of its two main fire trucks.

John Loehr, president and director of Inter-Kraft Contracting, said the company has an association with Extension VFD that includes nearly 50 years of donations and support.

Extension Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kevin Young expressed his gratitude to Inter-Kraft Contracting for their generosity which he says will benefit both the fire department and the residents of the fire protection zone. fires.

“He will be a valuable asset for years to come to our community, Young said in a press release.

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