Fire Pumps, Hose Reels, Hydrants and Sprinklers System
A fire pump is any kind of pump that is part of a fire protection system's water supply. It is important to know that a fire pump does not create water, it takes water that is given to it from a water supply and increases the pressure (energy) of the water. A fire pump can be powered by electric, diesel or steam and can supply fire sprinklers, standpipes, foam systems, water spray/mist systems or any combination of these systems. The fire pump's intake is usually connected to the external water supply, although in some cases it may be connected to a local water source such as a well, tank, or body of water.
In a building, a fire hydrant system is a safety measure or emergency equipment required in some buildings that comprises a series of components that when assembled together provide a source of water to assist fire authorities in a fire.