I know there are a few Firefighters amongst the ECN regulars. Could some-one please tell me if the Darley Mid-Ship mounted 3-Stage pump is still used in the US?. We've got thousands of them in our Fire Appliances over here. Just wondering?
In Austria we have Rosenbauer, from the smallest voluntary fire department to Vienna's city fire department. My dad had to work with these things during his army service, IIRC they had a Volkswagen Beetle or a BMW motorbike engine. The smallest ones are powered by lawnmower-sized 2-stroke engines.
Re: Darley Fire Pumps?.#147970 04/19/0305:39 AM04/19/0305:39 AM
Don, Thanks a lot for that link, them pumps sure look small without a Fire Appliance around them. I've never seen a Darley fail on the fireground, apart from the time that a new recruit "forgot" to put the sieve on the end of the Suction hose and filled the Impellers up with shingle. Mmm, crunchy!
Re: Darley Fire Pumps?.#147971 05/24/0304:55 AM05/24/0304:55 AM
It's a 1998 Scania 6/2R with a 191kW engine @ 2000 RPM. It pumps 75 L/second w/ 4 deliveries and 2 first-aid hose reels going at the same time. It weighs 13,900kg. It also has the latest in CADS Radio System. It's fitted w/ a Darley mid-ship mounted 3-stage pump. Go Darley!!