Designed to help firefighters battle forest, brush, grass and rubbish fires, the Indian pump provides consistent water flow without operator fatigue. Initially developed by The Fountainhead Group – D.B. Smith in 1920, the Indian water pump gave firefighters the mobility they needed to suppress fire fast.
Indian backpack fire pumps have come a long way since then, and they are now available in a variety of materials and configurations to deliver maximum performance for a variety of firefighting applications. They are available in:
- Stainless steel – The kidney-shaped design provides maximum comfort, while the back rest is replaceable and perforated for full ventilation.
- Galvanized steel – This 5-gallon pump features a carrying handle centered on top of unit and removable heavy-duty straps.
- Collapsible vinyl – This hand pump is reinforced at all strain points to provide waterproof construction, and will not rope, mildew or twist while in service.
- Polyethylene with brass cylinders – The Smith Indian pump is a full service unit engineered to be the workhorse for any department. UV-resistant polyethylene tank will not dent and is completely corrosion resistant.
All pumps come standard with a combination nozzle are approved by the U.S. Forestry Service, and are made in the USA. Choose from our selection of reliable hand-operated pumps for your department. Questions on what’s right for your application? Contact us.