BearsPaw ProtectaPump Ltd.

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Revolutionary Water / Debris Separators for Fire Drafting

Rural & Wildland
Fire drafting protocols do not apply!

  • Draft anywhere or any depth – Without Vortexes – even in less than 10”/ 25 cm
  • Avoids pump damage – Rejects everything but water (i.e. debris, weeds, gravel, sand, etc.)
  • Environmental bonus: No impact to aquatic life & habitat ! (indicated by our tests)

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No fear of a Vortex & costly pump repairs

Some may ask, is this a strainer?

No! This is a (patented) Separation technology for fire drafting.

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Strainers allow pebbles & sand to pass through to pump. If a strainer was used below, it would be unsafe for the pump!
Separators reject everything but water! That’s why they protect pumps when used in any depth, even less than 10″ / 25 cm.

No flotation / suspension required

Rejects sand / pebbles / weeds before they can wreak havoc to pumps.

Safeguards pumps

Separators are designed to avoid Vortexes in shallows.

Freedom to just place & pump

Does not require constant monitoring.

No impact to aquatic life & habitat

As indicated by our tests.

No flotation / suspension required

Rejects sand / pebbles / weeds before they can wreak havoc to pumps.

Safeguards pumps

Separators are designed to avoid Vortexes in shallows.

Freedom to just place & pump

Does not require constant monitoring.

No impact to aquatic life & habitat

As indicated by our tests.

Separators are offered in a variety of sizes and hose connectors

From 2″ (50 mm) all the way up to 6″ (150 mm) suction hoses we’ve got your back. Features include:
  • Built-in foot-valve available for 2″ / 50 mm & some 2.5″ / 65 mm
  • Ball swivel connector standard on 2″ / 50 mm & 2.5″ / 65 mm sizes
  • Jet-Siphon standard on 5″ / 125 mm & 6″ / 150 mm
  • Vegetation Guard standard on all BearsPaw Separators
  • Warranty covers deployment in salt water
  • Built Tough. Built in Canada!

Important: When ordering be sure of the:

Hard suction diameter • Connector size Thread type

Drafting technology has evolved incredibly

Smartphones perform where landlines can’t.
Separators perform where strainers can’t

Separators will save you money.
Strainers will cost you money.

Fire Chief Testimonial about  

“Whether we’re in a lake or a 6-inch swamp, the separator gives us confidence that we can get water from any source and protect our pump from debris.”

Thomas Cameron - Fire Chief EPC LAFC

District of Hope Fire Department

“We are really happy with how well the separator works. Whether we’re in a lake or a 6-inch swamp, the separator gives us confidence that we can get water from any source and protect our pump from debris.

“It’s like having an insurance policy for our pump. We now have more water options across our fire protection area and it has been particularly helpful while assisting the Province with structure protection for over 30 days throughout this past summer. With water scarcity becoming more prevalent, this separator has been a valuable asset to our tool kit.”

SAFE Drafting in Shallow Waters & Debris - Day or Night

From another satisfied customer of an Authorized retailer:

This technology is impressive but why do I need it?

Provides your rural community firefighters with reliable drafting equipment when needed most.

  • Eliminates RI$K of pump damage by sand and gravel which for truck pumps could be $50,000 or portable hi-pressure pumps $4,000 in repairs plus downtime.
  • Flexibility of choice for drafting locations during emergencies – including shallow sources with weeds & debris – in less than 10″ / 25 cm of water.
  • Efficient – Just place & pump – No floatation, suspension or “babysitting”. Usually just one length of suction hose.
“The Ultimate Portable Dry Hydrant”
Shallows, weeds, debris, sand, pebbles are no challenge all without Vortexes in low water levels.