BearsPaw ProtectaPump Ltd.

Want to Draft Safely in Natural Water Sources?

100% Pump Protection even in Wetlands & Creeks
in  LESS THAN A FOOT  of water

Removes FEAR of Shallow Drafting - Day or Night


Dynamic   Separation
in Action!

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Technological Breakthrough in 'Shallow Water' Drafting

Patented Technology


Fire Chief & EVT
on this new technology

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Shallow Natural Source Drafting in 6"-12"

"The Portable Drydrant"


Gravel, weeds, sand... No Problem!


Avoid Damage to
Pump, Nozzle, or Sprinkler

Ocean Drafting from the Beach

Steve Cruise - Fire Chief

Piers Island Volunteer Fire Department (PIVFD)
June 1, 2022

For years the Piers Island Volunteer Fire Department has been striving to utilize our most abundant and reliable water source: the ocean that surrounds us.

But we were grievously hampered by the fact that our pumps could not reliably draft from the shore as the pump would pick up pieces of seaweed which would immediately clog our nozzles. Or they would “inhale” sand from the ocean floor or debris suspended in the water which would damage our pumps.

We tried strainers on our hard suction lines, tying buoys to the line to keep the intake from picking up sand even rowing the pumps out to deeper water in small boats. Nothing worked until we tried the FIRE CEPTOR.

This device has given us the ability to pump sea water onto any of the 100+ seaside homes on our island. The unit is simple to install, reliable to use and easy to maintain.

The PIVFD unconditionally recommends this product to any department that relies on drafting from a static water source – be it the ocean, a lake, a pond or even a shallow stream.

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A Drafting Phenomenon for Rural & Wildland water sources.

Even those considered unsafe – shallow, weeds, sand, gravel, etc.

  • BearsPaw ProtectaPump’s FIRE CEPTOR is a (Shallow Water – 6″- 12″ minimum) Suction Separator for fire pumps that instantly separates solids from liquids to avoid internal pump damage.
  • How does this New Portable Dry Hydrant 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.
  • Higher flows – the FIRE CEPTOR’s technology provides higher flows than suction strainers, so pumps do not have to work as hard.
  • 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 only possible with Suction Separator technology.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee & 2-Year Warranty gives you the confidence to try it without hesitation.

The FIRE CEPTOR – an easier and safer Rural & Wildland drafting experience. Draft near the water’s edge in 6-12″ of water vs. having to locate deep water or avoid weeds.

Q & A

“Drydrant” is a new word we coined, derived from the traditional ‘dry hydrant’ which is permanent i.e. not portable. See the FIRE CEPTOR – The Portable Drydrant on our Product page.
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 – “The Portable Drydrant”.
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 be totally confident about Pump Protection while drafting in shallow water with depths of only 6-12 inches. The Portable Dry Hydrant 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 FIRE CEPTOR’s level of protection for pumps is revolutionary when compared to the relative 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 retailers nearest your operation(s).