CEO Kyle Chandler Published in International Fire Fighter Magazine
Chief Fire CEO Kyle Chandler was recently published in International Fire Fighter Magazine. his article "The Rural Water Supply Challenge" discusses problems and possible solutions for communities without pressurized hydrant water infrastructures or poor water supply volume.
West Chester, PA. Dec. 11, 2017/News and Updates/ -- Kyle Chandler is the CEO of Chief Fire, a manufacturer of mobile fire fighting systems located outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Before founding the company in 2011, he served as Principal Engineer on various projects contracting with the US Department of Defense as well as a Research and Development Engineer for United Technologies. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania.
"The Rural Water Supply Challenge" discusses problems and possible solutions for communities without pressurized hydrant water infrastructures or poor water supply volume. This endemic problem affects countless rural communities around the world. Even hydrant-equipped communities can have poor water supply or hydrant coverage, which can cause terrible problems for both fire departments and the people in which they serve.
To address these problems, Chandler suggests a remote water alternative rather than a water shuttle operation. This can be achieved through the use of hydraulic-powered remote floating source pumps (FSPs). FSPs are capable of providing full engine flowrates and allow use of difficult to access water sources, such as: rivers, lower elevation ponds, soft-soil approach to water sources, and high obstruction areas with long lay requirements.
"The economic impact of utilizing FSPs as opposed to tankers can be beneficial to communities on strict budgets," says Chandler. "A typical pumper can average $450,000 - $550,000 USD, while a standard FSP system will average 60-80% less in upfront costs." For rural communities and underfunded cities, FSP systems provide a high performing remote water system that addresses water supply shortfalls.
To read the full article from IFF Magazine, click here.
About Chief Fire
Chief Fire is an American manufacturer located in the Greater Philadelphia area. Our mission is to develop and deliver the most innovative and performance driven hazard control solutions in the world. Our specialized team of engineers work tirelessly to provide a tailored solution to the customer.
Chief designs and manufactures a variety of mobile industrial fire fighting apparatus including custom highvolume pumping systems, frontline mobile monitors, tactical support systems and specialty control systems. Additionally, Chief develops fixed system technology for commercial and industrial fire suppression.