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When Extreme is the New Normal

When Extreme is the New Normal

Wildland firefighting is one of the most dangerous and demanding professions in the world. Firefighters battle grueling, life-threatening situations and go where most people would never dare to go. As fires become more extreme, it’s essential that the equipment that...

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Global Warming and Extreme Forest Fires

Global Warming and Extreme Forest Fires

Wildfires are the biggest emerging threat to our communities and ecosystems in North America and around the world. Wildfire seasons are burning longer and hotter, affecting more and more people while interface fires are becoming common and more homes are located in...

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Job Opening – WATERAX Product Specialist – USA

Job Opening – WATERAX Product Specialist – USA

With your experience in wildland firefighting, join WATERAX and help us deliver the new MARK-3® Watson Edition across the USA. We’ll need your specific expertise to guide our channel partners (dealers) in basic pump operations, offer manufacturer’s recommendations,...

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The Long and Accomplished History of the MARK-3® Pump

The Long and Accomplished History of the MARK-3® Pump

The origins of the MARK-3® pump can be traced back to the earliest days of the company, called WAJAX at the time, with the creation of the DDVC water pump in 1929. As technology and techniques developed in the following decades, so did our industry-leading water...

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Mark-3 Testing: Ease of Pull-Start

Mark-3 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...

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Testing: Drop Test

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,...

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Podcast: ‘Life with Fire’ with Amanda Monthei

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...

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WATERAX: Supporting What We Believe In

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...

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MARK-3® Portable High-Pressure Fire Pump

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...

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