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Elite Pump Protection

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“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.”

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From another satisfied customer of an Authorized retailer:

“… we could never draft in the location before for obvious reasons, and we now don’t need to be worried where we draft from.”

Rick Boehm - Fire Chief

Thornhill Fire Department

“I shot a few short videos with the SEPARATOR 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.”

“We probably more than doubled or even tripled the amount of water sources we now have available – it’s fantastic.”

Dean Ford - Fire Chief

Highlands Fire Department (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.”

“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.”

Steve Cruise - Fire Chief (ret.)

Piers Island Volunteer Fire Department (PIVFD)

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.

“The most exciting part is that we’re not going to have any downtime, pump issues, lack of water at the nozzle, and keep our firefighter’s safe”

“The Separator is a game-changer as far as I’m concerned, it’s going to change our [drafting] protocol so much”

Keith Shields - Fire Chief

Shawnigan Lake Fire Department

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