The Super Pumper System — A New Concept in Fire-Fighting 660752
The Super Pumper System is the world's most powerful land based fire fighting apparatus. It was developed and constructed by Mack Trucks, Inc. from an original concept and preliminary designs prepared by Gibbs & Cox, Inc.
It consists of five vehicles. The main vehicle is the Super Pumper which carries a high volume, high pressure pump driven by a lightweight diesel engine. Water from remote sources can be supplied to the other four vehicles, (a super tender and three satellite tenders) providing great flexibility of operation. The system has been in use by the New York City Fire Department for one year.
This paper describes the original concept of the system, its development by Mack, and its use by the New York City Fire Department.