Water Tanks for Firefighting
Water Tanks for Forest Fires and Staging Areas
Question regarding water tanks for firefighting: We are currently located in the west and are looking for flexible water storage tanks that we can use to help with staging and firefighting in forests. We are in remote locations and need to keep water on hand to help cool down our house in case of an emergency. Do you have any options for this kind of water storage?
These units are made in several different capacities, including sizes from 1,000 to 10,000 gallons. Their exteriors are commonly made from tough and durable fabrics that equip them for use in demanding climates or locations.
Learn more about how fire fighters use portable water tanks for temporary water supply: Fighting Fires with Portable Water Tanks.
Flexible Tank Facts
Flexible tanks are some of the most economical storage options available and can offer several advantages in terms of storage ability. Some of these advantages include the following:
- Portable When Empty
- Fast to Deploy in Staging Areas
- Ideal for Emergency Operations
- Equipped for Outdoor or Remote Location Storage
- Transports Easily to Remote Forest Locations
- Built with UV Resistance and Able To Withstand Cold or Hot Temperatures
- Hooks up to Hoses for Fire Suppression
These flexible tanks have commonly been used in staging areas to keep an on-hand amount of water ready for firefighting. Their low cost exteriors and easy setup has allowed them to successfully work in multiple storage areas and applications.
Bladder Tank Sizing Options for Water Tanks for Firefighting
Sizing for these tanks can vary depending on the amount of liquid you need to store and the amount of available space in your location. Some standard sizing options for these tanks have included the following:
|8 x 6 x 1.5||8 x 6 x 1.5||8 x 6 x 1.5|
|8 x 8 x 1.5||8 x 9 x 1.5||8 x 9 x 1.5|
|9 x 8 x 2||10 x 7 x 2||9 x 8 x 2|
|11 x 8 x 2||11 x 8 x 2||10 x 9 x 2|
|11 x 9 x 2.1||11 x 9 x 2.1||11 x 9 x 2.1|
|12 x 11 x 2.1||13 x 10 x 2.1||11 x 12 x 2.1|
|15 x 11 x 2.1||16 x 11 x 2.1||14 x 12 x 2.1|
|16 x 11 x 2.5||15 x 14 x 2||15 x 12 x 2.5|
|19 x 11 x 2.5||16 x 13 x 2.5||18 x 12 x 2.5|
|16 x 16 x 2.5||16 x 16 x 2.5||16 x 17 x 2.5|
|17 x 16 x 2.5||18 x 16 x 2.5||16 x 17 x 2.5|
|19 x 19 x 2.5||19 x 19 x 2.5||18 x 20 x 2.5|
|19 x 19 x 3||19 x 19 x 3||18 x 19 x 3|
|20 x 21 x 3||19 x 22 x 3||22 x 22 x 3|
|21 x 20 x 3.5||22 x 22 x 3||19 x 22 x 3.3|
These show some of our standard specifications for these water tanks for firefighting, although several additional
sizes may be offered upon request. This has included options as high as 210,000 gallons.
For pricing on these or other sized tanks, please feel free to contact us to request your specific storage requirements.
Additional Water Tanks for Firefighting
In addition to these staging tanks, we also offer several additional portable tanks to help with firefighting efforts including:
- Frame Tanks: Frame tanks fold open and closed for water storage during firefighting efforts.
- Onion Tanks: Onion tanks are typically made in a self-rising design that allows the tank to take form as it fills with water.
Both of these water tanks for firefighting can be found on our Emergency Water Storage Page.
Don't forget about protecting your property after a fire. Fire causes soil to be exposed to weather conditions. Without proper post-fire erosion control measures in place, your property can loose a significant amount of soil in just a short time. Learn more, with the California wildfires as a practical example on our GEI works blog.
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If you have any additional questions regarding water tanks for firefighting, please contact our GEI Works product specialists at 1-772-646-0597.