No tool equals water access in a wildland firefighting operation. It is a well known truth on the fireline. When fires occur in remote locations, inaccessible for trucks and pickups, portable fire pumps become essential for fire management.
True to its commitment to offer global solutions for wildland firefighting, Vallfirest has developed its first line of portable fire pumps, the Black Line Series. A new range of light, powerful and reliable equipment, designed to resist the inherent roughness of wildland environments and applications.
Assembled with high quality materials and with European Certification (EN 14466:2006). Applications include direct attack with hose lay, self-protection maneuvers with sprinklers, tandem pumping for long distances, firefighting at great heights in mountainous areas and parallel pumping for higher volumes.
Compact and resistant, the Black Panther 4 has a dry weight of only 22kg, which makes it one of the lightest and most powerful fire pumps in it’s class. The unique features of the BP4’s 2-stroke engine, 125cc /10HP Polini motor, provides a smooth and effortless starting, minimizing breakage in the rope, and offering an outstanding performance of up to 26,2 bar and a maximum flow of up to 370 l/min. Pulling the starting rope was never that easy!
Technology is also one of the features that makes this unit so special. It includes an intuitive user interface with a LED panel indicator and a built-in tachometer for hours/rpm.
Black Hawk 1, small in size, high performance features
Weight is a game changer when crews must browse long distances to reach hotspots. It is also critical to ensure agility in rapid interventions and to expedite relocations. The Black Hawk 1 is one of the lightest fire pumps available on the market (only 20,9 lbs / 9,5kg) yet its performance won’t desappoint (6,9bar-260l/min). A certified 4-stroke Honda engine and a reliable foam compatible pump.
When fire locations implies long hose lays in elevated terrains, higher pressure pumps are required. Welcome, the Black Hawk 4. A powerful unit made of high-quality materials for intensive prolonged use. Equipped with a 4-stage foam compatible centrifugal pump, it can be assembled with 3 different 4-stroke engines, offering a performance of up to 28,8 bar of maximum pressure and a maximum flow of up to 397 l/min.
Constantly following up and internally analyzing what happens on the ground, actively listening to professionals, and developing solutions in collaboration with firefighters from all over the world, Vallfirest will keep improving its creations to ensure they adapt to the evolving needs of first responders.
For more information, visit www.vallfirest.com/en/portable-fire-pumps