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.
Smith Indian fire pumps 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 fire hose products for your department. Questions on what’s right for your application? Contact us.