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County Uses Groundbreaking Technology to Prevent Wildfires

County Uses Groundbreaking Technology to Prevent Wildfires

Clayton, MO-based Perimeter Solutions to provide PHOS-CHEK® FORTIFY® long-term fire retardant as part of the County’s newly approved Roadside Vegetation Management for Evacuation Preparedness Program. These efforts are a result of a board letter introduced by...

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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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Demob Hose Lays Faster – How-to Melon Roll

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...

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