“It frees up
manpower that we would normally have to use to do the labor-intensive process
of using this with five gallon buckets," Durham says.
"Also, it’s a safety factor because it cuts down the time the
firefighters are in a fire. It uses less
water, so you have less property damage and risk of structural collapse from
the weight of the water. It’s an all-around
benefit to the entire community.”
says it will take about a week per truck to do the retrofit once the contract
is awarded. He says they hope to have
the first truck ready to go out for the work later this spring.