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What Are the Different Types of Fire-fighting Water Tanks?

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Wildfires have raged across Canada in recent weeks, forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes. Since the beginning of the year, more than 46,000 square kilometers of Canadian land have burned, an area larger than the Netherlands. Canada has entered its worst wildfire season on record. Canadian officials also summed up this year's wildfire season as "unprecedented."

Canada's forests cover 350 million hectares, about one-third of its total land area, and wildfires occur every year. But this year's fires have been particularly widespread, numerous, and intense. What made the wildfires in Canada so severe this year? The "Nature" website, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), CBS (CBS), and other media pointed out that the extremely high temperature and drought driven by climate change have made Canada a "powder keg". Human behavior is also to blame, from discarded cigarette butts to car fires starting fires.
According to the Canadian Wildfire Information System, the damage caused by wildfires in Canada is 13 times worse than the average for the past 10 years. More than 4 million hectares of forest have burned across Canada this year, double the historical average.

As we know there have many factors that cause fire happened, but the only weapon in preventing and fighting fire is adequate water supplied. To fill a sufficient source of water requires containers. There are several different types of fire fighting tanks that can be used for storing water for firefighting purposes.

Types of fire fighting tanksWater Tanks For Fire Fighting

1. Underground fire fighting water storage tanks:

These are buried underground and can be made from materials such as concrete, fiberglass, or polyethylene. They are designed to have minimal impact on the landscape and can store a large volume of water.

2. Above ground fire fighting water tank

These tanks are placed above the ground and can be made from materials like steel, fiberglass, or polyethylene. They can be more easily accessible for maintenance and inspection.

3. Portable fire fighting water tanks

These tanks are typically made from flexible materials such as PVC or canvas and are designed to be easily transported to the site of the fire. They are often used in remote areas or where a temporary water supply is needed.

4. Skid-Mounted fire protection storage tanks

These tanks are mounted on a skid or trailer and can be easily transported to different locations. They are commonly used for firefighting in areas where a fixed water supply is not available.

5. Dual-use fire rated tanks

These tanks are designed to serve a dual purpose, such as providing water for firefighting and also storing non-potable water for other purposes, like irrigation or industrial use.

6. Elevated fire protection water storage tanks

These tanks are raised on a tower or support structure to create a gravity-fed water supply. They can provide a reliable water source for firefighting in areas with low water pressure.It is important to choose the right type of fire-fighting water tank based on the specific requirements of the location and the firefighting needs. Consulting with a professional and understanding local regulations and standards is recommended before selecting a tank.

7. Collapsible fire protection tank

These tanks are made from materials that can be collapsed or folded when not in use. They are lightweight, easy to transport, and can be quickly set up for firefighting operations.

The flexible PVC fire suppression water storage tanks produced by RAINBOW are made of very flexible PVC tarpaulins, so the fire service water tank without water are very flexible, can be folded, and carry easily. They can be stored water in daily life for residents, hotels, governments, mines, etc.So plentiful water can be supplied in time in the event of a fire. The fire fighting water tank capacity produced by RAINBOW ranges from 50 liters to 100,000 liters, and the capacity and shape of the fire storage tank you need can also be customized.

The fire suppression water tanks are an emergency fire extinguishing tool that can provide a large amount of water in the event of a fire. Proper use of fire water bags can effectively control the fire and protect the safety of personnel and property.

How to use the fire water bag

1. Preparations

First check whether the ground or lawn is flat where you will put the fire water storage tank on it? Clean sharp objects up such as iron wires and nails; then place the fire water tank on a flat ground or lawn, so it is convenient to fill the water in it.

It is necessary to check whether the fire water bag is intact and not damaged, whether it is damaged or leaking.

Then make sure that there are no foreign objects or impurities inside the fire water bag, so as not to affect the use effect. In addition, you can also lay a plastic sheet under the empty water bag to prevent the bottom of the water bag from being punctured by sharp objects before use tank.

2. Fill with water

Place the fire fighting storage tank on the flat ground, lawn or basement, open the water inlet, connect a professional fire hose or other tools, and fill the fire water bag with tap water or other clean liquid. You need to be careful not to exceed the maximum capacity of the water bag, otherwise it is easy to damage the water bag.

3. Handling and storage

When the portable fire water tanks are full of water, try not to move it. During use, try not to collide with sharp objects to avoid breaking the water bag and causing the water bag to leak. When you don’t use the water bag, first empty the water in the water bag. When there is no water in it, fold it into a relatively small water bag, put it in a carton or wooden box and store it until you need it next time. Unfold and fill with water to extinguish fire.


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