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High Volume Pumping Unit

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High Volume Pumping Unit


  • Height: 3.25 metres
  • Length: 6.5 metres
  • Width: 2.45 metres
  • Load weight: 10.5 tonnes

Engine: MAN 6-cylinder diesel, 363 BHP

Specialist information: Provided by the Government as part of a national strategy, the Service has two High Volume Pumping Units located at Kidderminster Fire Station. They are transported by MAN Prime Movers. The Pods hold 3km of 150mm hose and a Volvo Penta diesel-powered Hydro Sub pumping unit. This has the capability to pump 7,000 litres of water a minute, enough to support three fire appliances working to capacity. Its primary use is to supply water in support of firefighting operations, but is also used in flood relief. It carries a crew of two and always travels with a supporting appliance.