Unprecedented Pump Protection for Wildland Drafting - 2.3HPC 'Suction Separator’ - designed for WATERAX MK3 & similar


Instant Separation of Liquids and Solids, even in the Weeds!

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Available in sizes
6″, 5″, 4″, 3″, 2.5″, 2″, and 1.5″.

Unique ‘Suction Separator’ Pump Protection in Shallows and Weeds, gives Rural and Wildland Fire Fighters many more choices for Drafting Locations

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The Fire Ceptor – Suction Separator – A Drafting Miracle for new Rural and Wildland water sources; even those that are considered not usable because of being too shallow or has weeds.

  • BearsPaw ProtectaPump’s Fire Ceptor is a (Shallow Water – 4″- 6″ minimum) Suction Separator for fire pumps that instantly separates solids from liquids to avoid internal pump damage.
  • How does this New Technology work in the Shallows? During the suction process, sediment, sand, etc. are instantly separated from the water at source, allowing clean water to flow to the pump while returning the sediment, sand, etc. to nature.
  • Bonus: Higher flows – the Fire Ceptor’s technology is less restrictive than typical suction strainers, so in addition to the superior pump protection and wider versatility, pumps do not have to work as hard to produce required flows.
  • No flotation or suspension is required as the Separator is designed to rest on the bottom in gravel & sand while functioning at capacity and protecting the pump.
  • This level of ‘Advanced Pump Protection’ is not possible with (old tech) suction strainers.
  • Weeds are also no challenge when the Fire Ceptor is fitted with the optional V-Guard.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee gives you the confidence to try it without hesitation.

The Fire Ceptor makes Rural and Wildland drafting easier because you can draft at the shoreline in the shallows and in the weeds rather than having to locate deep water and try to avoid the weeds.

Fire Chief comments on the Unique Pump Protection now available from the Fire Ceptor - ‘Suction Separator’- specially designed for Rural & Wildland Drafting

Rural Fire Chiefs confirm: When using the Fire Ceptor - Suction Separator - they can now draft in new areas that would normally be unusable because of the high risk of damage to their fire pumps when using a strainer

“I shot a few short videos with the Fire Ceptor in the sand and weeds with some vegetation going through the pump with no sand, then we connected the low level open strainer and ran that for only 10-20 seconds to protect our pump, there was lots of sand.

I didn’t need to sell the appliance to the membership. They were very impressed as we could never draft in the location before for obvious reasons, and we now don’t need to be worried where we draft from.”

Fire Chief, Rick Boehm – Thornhill, BC

Jaffray FD – Interview with Fire Chief, Dave Boreen after Demo of a Fire Ceptor 4.1H with V-Guard

Interview with Fire Chief, Dean Ford of Highlands FD
Re: Fire Ceptor 6.1V with V-Guard

The traditional use of suction ‘strainers’ for ‘pump protection’ has resulted in millions of dollars wasted for unnecessary pump repair and destruction. Typical comments we have heard are “it is simply a cost of doing business” or “we have always done it this way”. Good news, we now have an alternative to stop the damage from occurring to pumps – it’s called Fire Ceptor – a ‘Suction Separator’.

The various models of the Fire Ceptor Series utilize the advanced ‘Separator technology’, which is vastly superior than the ‘old strainer technology’. When using the Fire Ceptor, you can feel totally confident about Pump Protection while drafting in shallow water with depths of only 4-6 inches. The Suction Nozzle operates on the bottom in sand, gravel, dirt, or a combination of these while it instantly separates the solids from the water and allows clean water only to flow through to the pumps, hoses and fittings. This process eliminates excessive wear or serious damage to pumps, that normally results in down time with costly repairs or replacement. The bottom line is that the Separator’s level of protection for pumps is revolutionary when compared to the ineffectiveness of a ‘Strainer’.

Simply contact us and share your circumstances and objectives. We will gather any necessary additional information so we can make a recommendation for specific products along with a referral to one or more of our dealers nearest your operation(s).