US Fire Pump called to duty for USS Bonhomme Richard ship fire

Published 9:31 am Friday, July 17, 2020

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San Diego, CA – Louisiana based US Fire Pump Company, the premier emergency response team in the world has been contracted for firefighting services; in response to a large scale fire aboard the United States Navy Vessel USS Bonhomme Richard. The USS Bonhomme Richard is docked in San Diego, CA and caught fire on July 12, 2020. Crews have been actively working the fire aboard with extinguishment operations from the air as well as amphibious firefighting equipment. To aid in the efforts US Fire Pump has sent 12 Industrial Firefighting Specialists to San Diego, CA. In addition, US Fire Pump’s specialized equipment, submersible pumps, high velocity pumps and more than 10,000 feet of hose has been dispatched to supplement operations. Chris Ferrara, President/CEO states, “With our investment in training of our personnel and building response equipment we are always ready to assist when the call is made. We have successfully responded to the largest incidents in our country’s history over the last several years. From large terminal fires, petrochemical plant fires and ship fires and rescues, our team has been able to experience a wide array of emergency responses. We are excited to be chosen to assist the US Navy and the Fire Departments in their time of need and who have been battling the blaze since yesterday”.

US Fire Pump is Holden, LA based collective of over 200 years of experience in design, manufacturing, marketing, and purchasing. The company’s founder, Chris Ferrara, has been involved in the firefighting industry for more than 40 years. Chris started his career as a Fireman where he later used his skills learned and his innovative ideas to found Ferrara Fire Apparatus. Under Chris’ leadership over 6000 fire apparatus were built for customers across the Globe. Protecting the lives of the public and fire industry personnel while limiting property damage is the primary mission of US Fire Pump.