Vancouver specs Waterous pumps and CAFSystems for 24 apparatus

Vancouver specs Waterous pumps and CAFSystems for 24 apparatus

Saint Paul, Minn., Oct. 30, 2015 — Waterous Company, a worldwide leader in fire suppression technology and manufacturing, announced today that Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services in British Columbia, Canada selected Waterous pumps for 24 new apparatus manufactured by Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. and sold by Safetek Emergency Vehicles, Ltd.

Waterous' CMUC20 two-stage pumps and OneStep CAFSystem will equip all of the departments new pumpers, rescue-pumpers and heavy-duty aerials.

"We are honored by the Vancouver Fire & Rescue Service's decision to include Waterous pumps and CAFSystems on their new fleet of 24 Smeal apparatus," said Steve Toren, Director of Sales at Waterous. "This decision is testament to the superior performance, longevity and engineering that Waterous pumps offer the fire service and the communities they protect."

The Waterous CMUC20 pumps provide two-stage, high-pressure characteristics that operate at 600 GPM (2,400 L/m) and 600 PSI (40 bar), making the pumps ideally suited for high-rise firefighting. The low profile split-shaft parallel pumps allow pump operators to switch from pressure to volume smoothly and easily.

"We recognize that there is an opportunity to utilize our fleet in a more cost effective and environmentally friendly manner," said Vancouver Assistant Fire Chief Ken LePard.

The ONE STEP CAFSystem, using less water and less foam concentrate, combines an integrated midship-mounted air compressor system and revolutionary compact foam generator to produce perfect foam with easy, touch-of-a-button operations. The revolutionary system additionally offers pre-set flow rates and pre-set pressures for water and air, so the operator does not have to adjust flows and pressures at the fire scene.

The apparatus are scheduled to begin delivery in January 2016.

About Waterous
Revolutionizing firefighting since 1886, Waterous has been manufacturing the most reliable, performance-enhancing pumps, power take-offs, foam and CAFS systems for firefighting and industrial applications. Waterous is headquartered in South Saint Paul, Minnesota U.S.A. Contact Waterous at (1) 651-450-5000 or

About Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services
Founded in 1886, Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services has 20 fire stations and more than 800 employees protecting over 600,000 residents.

With its scenic views, mild climate and friendly residents, Vancouver is known around the world as one of the best places to live and is a popular tourist destination. The city is also one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Canada with 52 percent of the population speaking a first language other than english. Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olumpics and Paralympics.

About Smeal Fire Apparatus Co.
Smeal Fire Apparatus Co., including US Tanker Co. and Ladder Tower Co., is recognized as a premier manufacturer, inventor and innovator of customized fire apparatus. The company offers a full line of custom and commercial pumpers, rescue pumpers, mini and rescue pumpers, stainless steel tanker / tenders, aerial ladders, platforms, TDA's, wildland, and urban interface vehicles. Smeal is committed to leading the industry in high quality fire apparatus, delivery times and customer experience. Smeal sells its products worldwide and is based in Snyder, Neb. To learn more, visit

About Safetek Emergency Vehicles Ltd.
Founded in 1993, Safetek is Canada's leading provider of firefighting and rescue apparatus, parts and service. Safetek represents the full line of Smeal brand Apparatus along with US Tanker Co., and Ladder Tower Co. The company offers a diversified range of products and services, including new apparatus, previously owned vehicles, parts and service. To learn more about Safetek visit