US Fire Pump Company
Holden, LA 70744
504-235-2938 (cell phone)
US Fire Pump is a collective of over 200 years of experience in design, manufacturing, marketing and purchasing. The company’s founder, Chris Ferrara, has been involved in the firefighting industry for more than 40 years. Chris started his career as a Fireman where he later used his skills learned and his innovative ideas to found Ferrara Fire Apparatus. Under Chris’ leadership over 6000 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.
US Fire Pump began with the idea to create a large volume fire pump which was lacking in the industry at the time. Chris Ferrara and a team of engineers began the development of our flagship product, the High Velocity Pump. This pump is the largest compliant, single impeller fire pump in the world. In addition, a complete line of submersible pumps for municipal or industrial applications were developed and made available. US Fire Pump also supplies of full compliment of supplemental fire equipment needed for municipal and industrial fire professionals to effectively do the job.
With US Fire Pump’s world class product offering, Chris was able to use the company’s platform to return to his first passion, firefighting. US Fire Pump has the largest Emergency Response team and equipment fleet globally. Understanding that no two incidents are alike, and that they can happen simultaneously, US Fire Pump has made a conscience investment in emergency response assets. US Fire Pump has been contracted and responded successfully to landfill fires, ship fires, rescue events, vapor suppression events, refinery and terminal fires as well as a wide array of other major emergency events.
US Fire Pump’s products, services and employees have all been “PROVEN IN THE HEAT OF BATTLE”.
High Velocity Pump
The US Fire Pump High Velocity Pump (HVP) is an engine driven fire pump designed to meet NFPA 1901 performances up to 6,250 GPM from draft and more. With sufficient engine power and a pressurized water system, performance will exceed 10,000 GPM.
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The key to this fire pump design is optimized flow through layout, which maximizes the pumps performance from pressurized water systems with capabilities of over 10,000 GPM. Part of this high flow design includes a 12” flanged suction inlet feeding an impeller eye, which exceeds 10″ in diameter with a discharge outlet of 8” for the 5,500 GPM unit and 10″ for the 6,250 GPM unit.
An important option designed into this pump is an auxiliary drive output to power SAE C/D hydraulic systems used to drive large foam systems or a flanged output to drive air compressors. Additional design features include optional bronze pump construction, Teflon ring mechanical seal backup, and quite helical gear transmission.