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Trailer Pump
Stand alone trailer mounted pump

These units consist of an independently powered pump, mounted on a trailer and are used to pump water from dams or creeks to a second location.

The trailer can be towed behind a CFS Command or logistics vehicle, and placed nearby a water source, such as a dam or creek, allowing crews to access water easily, without having to set up their own pump for draughting each time they require water.

A trailer pump is more manoeuvrable than a large fire appliance, and may reach areas that a large truck may not be able to.

Equipment carried on a Trailer Pump may include:

Please Note: The above information is provided as an example of a typical appliance of this type. Actual equipment and configuration of appliances may vary to suit requirements of the station to which it belongs.