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Above: Members of the Laramie County Fire District No. 5, Pine Bluffs spent the day training and going through exercises with the fire equipment.

The 3,000-gallon Port-a-tank – LCFD5 volunteer training exercise 05/24/2021

The port-a-tanks are used by the fire department for emergency use to supply a temporary water resource for fire trucks when there are no nearby fire hydrants. The demand for water can exceed the water carried by the fire tank trucks dispatched to the fire scene so they now carry port-a-tanks. Grassland and rural home fires are just two examples of no hydrants nearby. These portable tanks are easily carried on the side of fire trucks. Port-a-tanks allow for the temporary storage of up to 3,000 gallons of water....



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