Fire Equipment Working Team, (NWCG) . 2003. Water Handling Equipment Guide: 5th Edition. 0351 1206P. San Dimas, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Dimas Technology and Development Center. 251 p.
Through a survey of Federal and State wildland fire fighting agencies, a need was expressed to identify government owned and operated interagency water handling equipment and to disseminate this information to field users. The pictures, performance, and equipment descriptions found within this Guide represent the various types of pumps, equipment, and other components found in the fire community and offered by manufacturers. It is not meant to indicate sponsorship or validation of any particular manufacturer or product.
The primary objective of the Guide is to provide field users in wildland firefighting agencies with a basic information document on water handling equipment. Within the wildland fire community, every imaginable type of water handling equipment is in use. This Guide does not contain all water handling equipment in use, but does contain equipment components that are (1) commercially available or economically reproducible, (2) interagency in scope or application, and (3) currently in use. To qualify for being reproducible, there normally has to be the availability of specifications and drawings that have been tested.
The information contained in this latest edition has been completely updated to incorporate recently developed concepts in wildland fire organization, changes in equipment, and deletion of no longer used or available items. Appendixes have been expanded to provide a ready source of technical data and conversion factors required by the practitioner.
Hard copies of NFES 1275 can be ordered from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Mail or fax your order to: National Interagency Fire Center, Attn: Great Basin Cache Supply Office, 3833 S. Development Ave., Boise, ID 83705. Fax: (208) 387-5573 or 5538 (no phone orders accepted).
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