Who’s Who – WATERAX



Address: Montreal, Canada 

Tel: 514-637-1818 



WATERAX, manufacturer of firefighting equipment, breaks down their innovations in fire protection, fire apparatus and water

WATERAX is a vibrant, Montreal-based company whose work makes a real difference to wildland firefighters worldwide. We’re a successful, multi-disciplinary team of professionals who share a core belief in teamwork and reward for a job well done.  

Trusted by wildland firefighters around the world WATERAX has a 120-year track record conceiving and manufacturing industry-leading water pumps and innovative water-moving solutions designed to withstand demanding use and the rugged environments in which they are operated. With a time-tested legacy of reliability, WATERAX carries on its mission to place powerful, precision-engineered pumps into the hands of the men and women who need to move water to protect our lives and property from the ravages of wildfires.  

Fire protection 

The MARK-3 lightweight portable fire pump has been moving water for forestry agencies around the world since 1964. It quickly became the gold standard for performance, reliability, and durability in wildland firefighting operations. To improve the MARK-3 pump and update it for the challenges of modern-day wildland firefighting, WATERAX sought the feedback of wildland firefighters.  While maintaining the iconic look of the classic MARK-3 pump, the all-new MARK-3 Watson Edition is an entirely new platform that boasts exciting modernised features including the first ever purpose-built engine for a wildland pump. 

Maintaining the tradition while moving technology forward: the MARK-3 Watson Edition plugs right into your existing MARK-3 water-moving systems. It will set a new benchmark of excellence for high-pressure fire pumps in the wildland firefighting community for generations to come. The MARK-3 Watson Edition greatly improves user experience in terms of mobility, safety, user0friendliness and ease of start. 

WATERAX is committed to helping wildland firefighters around the world meet the challenges of protecting people, property and forest resources by preventing and fighting fires. 

Fire apparatus  

WATERAX provides centrifugal fire pump models for type 4, 5, 6 and 7 wildland engines. To complement our high-pressure fire pumps, WATERAX offers a wide selection of components, such as control panels and manifolds, tailored to the needs of fire apparatus manufacturers who create brush trucks, skid unit slip-ons, trailers and sprinkler systems. 

Our time-tested platform is renowned for its performance, reliability and durability. That is why many government agencies—like the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)—made the WATERAX BB-4their preferred choice for type 6 fire apparatus 

We move water  

WATERAX portable pumps are widely used for wildland fire protection, but they are also used in farm fields, oil fields, construction sites, marinas, golf courses and even to make ice bridges and snow. 

To be efficient, a power pump must be lightweight, capable of generating high pressure and, most of all, reliable. WATERAX pumps are single- or multi-stage centrifugal pumps. This system allows for pumping from natural water sources (lakes, streams, rivers, pools, etc.) which often contain minor debris. Centrifugal systems also allow for tandem pumping and can pump water over large distances and points of elevation. 

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Media contact

Editor, International Fire Buyer

Tel: +44 (0) 1622 823 922

Email: editor@firebuyer.com

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