Louisiana-based US Fire Pump Company, a leading emergency response team, has been contracted for firefighting and emergency services, in response to a large-scale event in Rockton, Illinois.
Fire broke out the Chemtool plant in the early hours of Monday, June 15. To aid in suppression efforts, US Fire Pump has dispatched 27 Industrial Firefighting Specialists to the site. In addition, US Fire Pump has sent specialized equipment, submersible pumps, high velocity pumps, water monitors, firefighting extinguishing agents and more than 10,000 feet of hose to supplement operations.
Chris Ferrara, president/CEO states, “First, thank you to Fire Chief Kirk Wilson of Rockton, Illinois, for support during this event. Our teams have been busy setting up our equipment and getting manpower into position to begin our extinguishing operations. More importantly we have been focused on using our earth moving equipment to create trenching to minimize the risk of residual runoff to the Rock River.”
US Fire Pump has over 200 years of experience in design, manufacturing, marketing, and purchasing. Ferrara, the company’s founder, has been involved in the firefighting industry for more than 40 years. He started his career as a firefighter where he later combined skills learned and innovative ideas to found Ferrara Fire Apparatus. Under his leadership over 6,000 fire apparatus were built for customers across the globe. Protecting the lives of the public and fire industry personnel while limiting property damage is the primary mission of US Fire Pump.
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