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Part of training to be a fire engine driver is to learn how to manage the rural water supply loop. Here on Friday, April 13, career firefighters at Cabin John Volunteer fire department practice using the tanker truck and fire hydrant for filling and drawing water. The 3,500 gallon tanker trucks and the water containers create a water supply for fighting fires in areas that have no hydrants.

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When No Hydrant Is at Hand

Firefighters make use of alternative water sources.

While more summer-like temperatures over the weekend might have obscured the memory, last Friday, April 13, was a chilly day, in the 50s, with a significant breeze. So it was clear that firefighters in front of Cabin John Volunteer Fire Department Station 30 on Falls Road were not filling a pool to cool off.


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