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Manatee County Tanker task force drill

By STACEY BAILEY, Correspondent | February 01, 2021 | FLORIDA

Story No. 020121128

On Saturday, January 30th from 0830 to 1200 hours, the Parrish Fire District (Captain Josh Arnold) coordinated a large hauled water exercise using the Manatee County Tanker Task Force in the new North River Ranch subdivision, located in Parrish, Florida. The drill’s basis was to flow greater than 250 gallons-per-minute of water, out of a master stream device, for two hours without interruption. The source of water to the fire ground scene was a two mile span. The team utilized 4 tankers and 3 engines in a coordinated fashion to complete the expected task. Participating agencies were Parrish Fire District, Duette Fire District, North River Fire District, East Manatee Fire Rescue, and Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. The drill demonstrated the capabilities of the Tanker Task Force and the team easily maintained the required fire flow as defined by the Insurance service Offices (ISO).

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