WICK® SI 300
COOLER, CLEANER RUNS
A 4-Stroke, air-cooled Birggs & Stratton
Vanguard 10 HP overhead valve engine
with over-speed protection.
SMALLER. LIGHTER. BIGGER TANK.
Easier to carry and store. For slip on use,
lower the weight and/or increase water tank
size without increasing total skid weight.
CRANK IT UP.
Works in tandem at more than 400psi
when tougher terrain demands it.
MORE POWER, LONGER.
Longer engine life, more fuel economy
and lower emissions.
Maintenance free speed increaser. Three-year
engine manufacturer’s warranty.
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35% LESS FUEL, WEIGHT & SPACE.
YOU CAN TAKE THAT TO THE BANK.
When identifying the target hazards in a community, the wildland-urban interface threat seems to
weigh heavy on most of the minds of those who live
in it as we ramp up for the wildland season. What
basic things can we identify to mitigate these hazards?
What are the five tools that we need mastery level
proficiency at to ensure preparedness? Let’s begin with
the foundation of all firefighting: hose work. We need
to be able to show up and apply water onto a fire
better, faster, safer, and smarter than ever before. Our
fuel loads have changed, our climate has changed, and
our response profile is ever changing. To be effective,
we must have the basics mastered because time is not
on our side. Putting hose on the ground and getting
to work need to be extremely efficient to mitigate the
hazard effectively. This is where the unconscious com-
petence concept comes into play. For example, when
The brilliance in the
basics concept should be
addressed with everything
we do. (Photo by Pixabay.)