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Engine 37 Drafting North Pekin IL
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No: 32910   Contributor: Mikel Ernst   Year: 2012   Manufacturer: Spartan   Country: United States of America
Engine 37 Drafting North Pekin IL

North Pekin(IL) Fire Departments Engine 37 drafting from a dry hydrant and shooting the water back in to the lake from the deluge gun. Picture taken on May 5 2012.
Picture added on 04 September 2012 at 04:33
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"how long will it take to fill this lake gov?"

Added by Dave Hornby on 11 September 2012.
Nice example of how rural departments here facilitate access to open water by installing dry hydrants at the side of the road, making it far faster and safer than trying to get the suction directly in to the water. As the piping is well below the lake surface, it also means easy access to the water, even when the lake has several inches of ice on the surface in winter - which often happens in Northern Illinois.
Dave - lake filling is often helped by rainfall, which has been a bit scarce in Illinois this summer, but you don't often see departments actually adding water.
The crew can make water, of course, but usually not enough to make a big difference. Maybe its a reason so many of our trusty volunteers tend to drink so much beer?

Added by Rob Johnson on 12 September 2012.
laugh out loud!!! thanks for putting a smile on my face, Rob.

Added by Dave Hornby on 18 September 2012.
Any time Dave. I believe that once you lose your sense of humour, you are on the slippery road to losing everything else.

Added by Rob Johnson on 20 September 2012.
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