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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 Wyre Forest 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.