A fire fighting water pump is a pump that can deliver high pressure, higher flow sprays of water to put out a fire or to wash down equipment. These high-pressure pumps can be gas or diesel powered. They are also used for boom spraying, irrigation, stock watering, washdown and many other tasks around the property that require pressurised water. JME carries an extensive range of fire fighting water pumps to suit all situations and budgets. These pumps are available with electric and recoil start and in single or twin impeller. They are also available with or without a roll cage.
The size of the pump that you need depends on how big your property is and what terrain it is located on. For example, if you live on a steep slope that could catch fire, then you would need a larger capacity pump to get the water up and over that steep terrain quickly. The type of water that you want to use can also impact what size pump you need. Some of the fire fighting water pumps that we have in stock include:
Pumps are available with either a suction or discharge hose, depending on what you are using the pump for. The diameter of the hose is important, as this will determine how much water it can hold and what pressure it can produce. The suction hose is the one that connects to the pump, and its size should match the size of the pump’s suction port. The discharge hose is the one that you hold and aim at the fire. Its diameter should also match the pump’s discharge port.
The pump’s maximum head is another important factor to consider. This is the height from the water source that the pump can reach before it loses pressure. The higher the head, the more effective the pump will be. Transfer pumps, which are often used to address flooded buildings, maximize the flow rate by having wider suction and discharge ports. However, this can lower the water pressure for shooting water at a fire.
To get the best results, it is recommended that you use a nozzle with an adjustable spray pattern. This way, you can easily switch between a straight stream and a cone spray. This can help you target the fire more effectively. It is also important to remember that the amount of pressure and flow is dependent on the size of the pump, the nozzles and the water supply that you are using.