WATERAX has a long history of moving water around the world. Since the 1960s, the WATERAX MARK-3® fire pump has been the gold standard in performance, reliability, and durability in wildland firefighting operations. WATERAX originated as Watson Jack & Company, which was founded in 1898 by Montreal, Quebec native John Colquhoun Watson Jack. Between the 1980s and 2010s the company transformed until it was incorporated into WATERAX in 2014. With an office in Montreal, Quebec and another one in Vancouver, WA the company exports wildland firefighting equipment to over 50 countries around the world.

The WATERAX mission is to place powerful, precision engineered lightweight portable pumps into the hands of wildland firefighters to move water to keep people safe and protect forests and communities from the ravages of wildfires.

The WATERAX product line consists of nine models of high performance portable centrifugal portable fire pumps and hand pumps for fire protection, fire apparatus, and commercial needs. Including the all-new MARK-3® Watson Edition, an innovative platform that boasts exciting, modernized features including the first ever purpose-built engine for a wildland pump that will set the benchmark of excellence for high-pressure fire pumps in the wildland firefighting community for generations to come.

Placing 100% of their focus on manufacturing their core products, portable fire pumps. They’ve established a network of trusted supply and distribution partners that can provide WATERAX pumps quickly in addition to water-handling equipment and accessories. Genuine parts are available on their online store.

Product support is easily available and covers everything from company information to product training resources. WATERAX also keeps customers informed online about their role in the community and sustainable development efforts, wildland firefighting training tips, employee profiles, and other human-interest features. They also have an “On the Road” series, staying connected with firefighters across North America, and a digital magazine called Ax that features interviews with interesting stakeholders in the firefighting community and covers the development of the MARK-3® Watson Edition.


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