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Water Carriers

There are three Water Carriers stationed in Cornwall. They are based at Helston, Wadebridge and Liskeard community fire stations. Specially trained on-call firefighters operate these appliances and respond to incidents. They have a crew of 3 and a tank capacity of 7,000L. The Water Carriers are primarily sent to incidents where water supplies are limited. These include barn fires on farms where fire hydrants or other water supplies may not be present. The Water Carriers also carry 2 inflatable dams. These store water while the Water Carrier goes to refill from the nearest water source in a relay pattern. This enables firefighting operations to continue.

A hydraulically driven pressure and vacuum pump is fitted. This allows the tank to be filled from either a hydrant or a water source, such as a lake or river. 

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