Where Strainers Fail!
Less Than a Foot / 30 cm of Water
Wetlands – Creeks – Lakes – Rivers – Oceans
Hi, We're BearsPaw Separators.
Our Patented technology is superior to strainers', for Shallow Natural Source Drafting.
We eliminate RI$K of Sand/Gravel Damage.
Note: In process of renaming "Fire Ceptor" to "Separators".
Shallow Drafting in Natural Water Sources
We're coming to a city near you!
2023 Trade Show Calendar
|16 May||BCFTOA||✅Vancouver, BC||Fire Power Emergency Apparatus|
|26-27 May||NBAFC||✅Fredericton, NB||Cumings Fire & Safety|
|28-29 May||AFCA||✅Edmonton, AB||Rocky Mountain Phoenix|
|1-2 June||MAFC||✅Steinbach, MB||Rocky Mountain Phoenix|
|2-3 June||FDIC Atlantic||✅Wolfville, NS||Cumings Fire & Safety|
|4-5 June||FCABC||✅Penticton, BC||BearsPaw ProtectaPump,
Rocky Mountain Phoenix,
Fire Power Emergency Apparatus
|8-9 June||SAFC||Swift Current, SK||Rocky Mountain Phoenix
Anderson Pump House (Aquifer)
|5-6 July||MFCA||Halifax, NS||Cumings Fire & Safety|
|16-17 Sep||PEIFFA||New London, PEI||Cumings Fire & Safety|
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See Separators Drafting
in Less than a Foot / 30 cm
from Natural Sources
Rural Fire Chief Confirms:
Sources of Water when using Separators
Fire Chief Dean Ford comments on the large increase in Drafting locations BearsPaw Separators made possible. – Highlands Fire Dept, BC
“We’ve got a lot of water sources up here that with this product are now actually accessible — whereas they were not even close before… before they were written off.
We probably more than doubled or even tripled the amount of water sources we now have available – it’s fantastic.”
Now Makes Shallow Drafting Possible in Natural Sources
Using an Unlikely Source of Water
Shallow Ditch — Drafting
in Less than a Foot / 30 cm
Safer than a Dry Hydrant & Portable
Things People Ask...
The traditional use of suction ‘strainers’ for ‘pump protection’ has resulted in millions and millions of dollars wasted for unnecessary pump repair and destruction. Typical comments we have heard are “it’s simply a cost of operation” or “we have always done it this way”.
Good news, we now have an alternative to stop the damage to pumps from occurring… it’s called BearsPaw Separators.
Separators work while resting on sand and gravel as 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 level of pump protection offered by Separators is revolutionary. Especially when compared to the relative ineffectiveness of a ‘Strainer’, in the challenging conditions usually found in Shallow Natural Water Sources.
NO. Separators are designed to simply rest on the bottom of the water source in gravel & sand while flowing clean (safe) water to the pump.
Simply examine our website and view some videos then send us your questions. We may need to contact you for more information before providing our recommendation for specific products, along with a referral to one or more of our retailers nearest your operation(s).
100% Satisfaction Guarantee with 2-Year Warranty & Made in Canada gives you the confidence to try it without hesitation.
“Drydrant” is a word we coined to describe BearsPaw Separators. It is derived from “Dry Hydrant” which is a permanent and costly installed access to a static water source. However, the Drydrant is “Portable” and just as safe or even safer for your fire pumps.
Gravel, weeds, sand...
Note: Only one length of hose
For Pumps, Nozzles, & Sprinklers
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 SEPARATOR.
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.“