Wildland fire practice
Here’s a photo from our practice last night in Gabriola’s 707 Acre Park.
You’re looking at a portatank and Truck 5.
A portatank is kind of like a swimming pool. We can set it up quickly and dump water into it. Then the truck that will be pumping water can draft (suck) water from the portatank, while other trucks go to the hydrant to get more water.
Having several trucks on water supply runs ensures that we’ll have the water we need to fight the fire.