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Weekly Training - Rural Water Supply Operations
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By Glen Moore Fire Company
July 19, 2018

Last night for their weekly training, the volunteers from the Glen Moore Fire Company joined the members from the Downingtown Fire Department (Stations 45 & 46) for a water supply drill. Over the past few weeks GMFC has been training on rural water supply and this drill was the culmination of those trainings. In the rural areas of Chester County that are served by GMFC there is limited access to fire hydrants. Therefore, using tankers and running a port-tank operation is one of the main ways of supplying water to the fire scene.

During this drill, two porta-tanks were set up for drafting. Engine 45 set up a tanker fill site at a nearby location. Tanker 73, Engine 47-5, and Engine 5-5 shuttled water to the porta-tanks. Engine 48-5 drafted from the tanks and supplied Engine 46-1 and Tower 45 who were flowing master streams.

Crews received valuable practice and instruction on setting up the porta-tanks; strainers; and supply lines. Members were able to observe and understand the amount of planning and organization that is required when implementing a water shuttle operation and how much water is needed to keep the hose lines and master streams flowing.

The Glen Moore Fire Company would like to thank the Downingtown Fire Department for this joint training opportunity. We also wish to thank Lionville Fire Company (47); Ludwig’s Corner Fire Company (73); and East Whiteland Fire Company (5) for providing apparatus and manpower for the training. Lastly, a big thank you to the various Fire Police who assisted with traffic control throughout the operation.

Units: Engine 48-5; Tanker 73; Engine 47-5; Engine 5-5; Engine 46-1; Engine 45, Tower 45
 
Engine 48-5
Engine 48-5
Crews receiving instruction on setting up porta-tanks.
Crews receiving instruction on setting up porta-tanks.
 
Crews receiving instruction on setting up porta-tanks.
Crews receiving instruction on setting up porta-tanks.
Crews receiving instruction on setting up porta-tanks.
Crews receiving instruction on setting up porta-tanks.
 
Crews receiving instruction on setting up porta-tanks.
Crews receiving instruction on setting up porta-tanks.
Strainer used to siphon water from the porta-tank to the engine.
Strainer used to siphon water from the porta-tank to the engine.
 
Porta-tanks set up and ready for use.
Porta-tanks set up and ready for use.
Crews receiving instruction on setting up porta-tanks.
Crews receiving instruction on setting up porta-tanks.
 
Tanker 73 (Ludwig's Corner Fire Company)
Tanker 73 (Ludwig's Corner Fire Company)
Tanker 73
Tanker 73
 
Tanker 73 unloading its water.
Tanker 73 unloading its water.
Tanker 73 after filling the porta-tank.
Tanker 73 after filling the porta-tank.
 
Tanker 73 unloading its water.
Tanker 73 unloading its water.
Tanker 73 unloading its water.
Tanker 73 unloading its water.
 
Engine 47-5 (Lionville Fire Company)
Engine 47-5 (Lionville Fire Company)
Engine 47-5 unloading its water.
Engine 47-5 unloading its water.
 
Engine 47-5 at the porta-tanks
Engine 47-5 at the porta-tanks
Engine 47-5 unloading its water.
Engine 47-5 unloading its water.
 
Engine 47-5 unloading its water.
Engine 47-5 unloading its water.
Tanker 73 and Engine 47-5 preparing to unload their water.
Tanker 73 and Engine 47-5 preparing to unload their water.
 
Engine 47-5
Engine 47-5
Engine 5-5 (East Whiteland Fire Company)
Engine 5-5 (East Whiteland Fire Company)
 
Engine 5-5 with their water chute ready to go.
Engine 5-5 with their water chute ready to go.
Water flowing from Engine 5-5.
Water flowing from Engine 5-5.
 
Water flowing from Engine 5-5.
Water flowing from Engine 5-5.
Tower 45 (Alert Fire Company - Downingtown Fire Department)
Tower 45 (Alert Fire Company - Downingtown Fire Department)
 
Tower 45
Tower 45
Tower 45
Tower 45
 
Tower 45 flowing water.
Tower 45 flowing water.
Tower 45 all lit up.
Tower 45 all lit up.
 
Engine 48-5 pump operators supplying the water.
Engine 48-5 pump operators supplying the water.
Engine 48-5 pump operators supplying the water.
Engine 48-5 pump operators supplying the water.
 
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