Water tenders carry large amounts of water for both structural and wildland firefighting. In non-hydrated areas, being able to supply water to a fire scene is often a challenge. A tender shuttle can provide water from a water source to the fire scene. The round-trip travel distance will determine the number of tenders needed at the scene.
Our 2015 Peterbilt tender holds 3,000 gallons and pumps at 750 gallons-per-minute. The tender is in great shape and should be replaced when it is 20 years old. Having a 3,000 gallon tender along with a 30,000 gallon tender refill cistern at each satellite fire station would be ideal for landowners in these response areas.