The FW-1200-MTM is the culmination of years of field operations, research, and development. It is unlike any other emergency point-of-use water purification system on the market. This rugged, portable water purification system offers operators:
On January 19 the City of Toledo, Oregon issued a 48 water conservation notice to the public. After three days of heavy rains and flooding, the city water treatment facility had become inundated with mud and debris from the storm drainage system. Fire Chief Will Ewing explained that the water supply had become so muddy that it could no longer be treated.
On April 27th, 2011 a storm system raced across the southern US spawning an estimated 312 tornados and killing hundreds of people. In Alabama alone over 200 people were killed by tornados with at least one being rated a category EF4. Tornado damaged was severe throughout the state, downing power lines, uprooting trees, destroying houses and businesses and devastating the infrastructure of many communities leaving citizens homeless and without power and water.
Public Health departments across the country are faced with the challenge of providing safe drinking water to the communities they serve during periods of interruption. Often this is as simple as issuing boil water advisories following a water main break but this past year, several South Alabama communities were faced with complete water outages requiring a more advanced solution.
“I purchased an FW-60-P and created not only a fire truck but a potable water tank with a motor at a price below my purchasing guidelines. I would recommend that every fire chief in the country make this an integral part of their fire apparatus”
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