The Water-Gate is the must have product for both the Environment Agency and Fire and Rescue Services.
On Tuesday 21st November, the Environment Agency invited us to their depot at Owsten Ferry depot in Doncaster as part of their incident training day to showcase the Water-Gate barrier to Fire and Rescue Services.
ITV News sent a film crew to record the day, and the Water-Gate is shown in the video, which is now available to view on Youtube, or below:
Some Fire and Rescue Services currently use a boom which is not re-usable. By replacing this with Water-Gate barriers, there can be whole life cycle cost benefits along with the environmental benefits. A reusable product can also be trained with, without incurring cost – which can make the deployment safer.
There is a large focus now on cost-benefits, efficiency savings and environmental benefits. This is why the Water-Gate is the must have system for Fire and Rescue Services.
The barrier is used in 36 countries around the World, and widely across the U.K. It is already used by the Environment Agency and regularly receives praise:
“I was very impressed with the Water-Gate, we were able to deploy it rapidly which meant that works could be undertaken without delay. Both colleagues and contractors were all very impressed with the both the deployment speed and also the results it offered.”
Catchment Officer, Environment Agency
The Demo was looking at how fire water runoff could be contained.
The system has many benefits including:
• Easy to use
• Quick to deploy
• Compact to store
• Tested by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers
• Can be driven over
• Resistant to Chemicals
• Barriers can be joined together
• ‘On-Demand’ training available
Simon Thomas, Specialist Team Member at the Environment Agency commented ‘The Water-Gate demo was excellent, and it showed how easily the barrier can be used to contain water’.
Simon Crowther from Flood Protection Solutions Ltd commented:
‘The Water-Gate has been used to great success around the U.K, and it is brilliant to see that the Environment Agency are encouraging Fire and Rescue Services to invest in the system. The barrier is currently used by Essex, Shropshire, and Tyne & Wear Fire Services’.