The government of lower franconia has approved the municipality of sommerach for the purchase of a portable pump PFPN 10-1000 for the fire department of sommerach the – demand-legally significant – early procurement. This procurement approval will replace a portable pump TS 8/8, year of construction 1957, as it is stated in a communication of the government.
Portable fire pumps are mobile fireless centrifugal pumps that are carried in some fire engines as plug-in units in addition to the permanently installed vehicle pumps. With a maximum mass of 200 kilos, it can be carried by four firefighters. Portable fire pumps are used, for example, when a water extraction point cannot be reached directly with the fire engine. They can also be used as a booster pump for water demands over long distances, if the lorry is not to remain at the pumping station.
With the approval of the early procurement, the purchase can be realized as soon as possible, even if the final demand has not yet been decided by a formal decision. The later state demand is made from funds of the fire protection tax and amounts to for a portable fire engine PFPN 10-1000 currently 4700 euros.