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A Tactical Advantage, A Logistical Solution

Consisting of a water tank, pump, and storage area built within a highly transportable and self-leveling frame, it is the smart answer to a tactical problem facing wildland firefighting crews in remote and not so remote locations everywhere. 

Designed and built by Jim Klump, a former smokejumper and Operations Sections Chief, this innovative design was initially intended with Hot Shot crews and smokejumpers in mind. The units provide a vital tool for the fireline giving versatility and options to crews from initial to extended attack and to mop up in areas where engines are unable to go.

The design is simple, built for utility. It can be easily delivered by a pickup or helicopter and set up within minutes. Simplicity allows for the firefighter to be putting their attention where it is needed, fighting fire, and not on a complex piece of apparatus. The Klump Pump fills a niche which has typically been filled by non-standard tank pumping systems. The Klump Pump will not replace these systems, but will buy operations people time to set them up.​


The Klump Pump can be used in many situations including:

  • As engine fills on remote sections of dozer line 

  • In support of burn-out operations 

  • As a fixed pumping station on a road filled by water tenders 

  • As the primary defense on a critical section of indirect line 

  • As an initial attack and mop-up tool on remote lightning fires 

  • Reinforce safety zones

  • Replace fold-a-tanks in remote areas for quicker set-up and use

  • Deliver water plus additives to places that are difficult for typical delivery methods to reach

  • Pre-placed in advance of lightning storms

Offers a Greater Margin of Safety

Having hose-delivered water and additives offer a greater degree of safety to line personnel. The system can be used to reinforce certain safety zones. Helicopter flight time thru the use of The Klump Pump also reduces exposure to helicopter and pilot.


Better Fire Containment = Better Cost Containment!

This system puts hose-delivered water plus additives where it has not been before, thus cutting costs on containment and mop-up on various sized fires. 

Ease of Use

  • Multiple moves on the same fire are accomplished with ease, especially when the standard inventory of hose, fillings, foam and fuel are pre-packaged at the helibase, ready for delivery when the unit is moved

  • Delivery by pickup and trailer, placement in remote areas by helicopter and set up within minutes

  • Quick fill time

  • Easy to follow directions printed on units and YouTube video also available

  • Flies smoothly with no bucking or spinning

For Immediate Deployment Or Lease Options

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