Thursdays we perform a detail truck check of Tanker 51.
Tanker 51 is equipped with 2100 gallons of water. Its primary purpose is to provide water to an incident that may not have a stable water supply such as a hydrant. At the rear of the tank is a large dump valve that allows us to dump all of the water within the tank into a portable tank, allowing the apparatus to leave the scene to go fill up with more water at the nearest hydrant. You can think of Tanker 51 as a Fire Hydrant on wheels.