Type 2 Structure Protection Units
C & V Trailer Sales and Rentals have been providing Type 2 Structure Protection Units (SPU’s) for seasonal rental to the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner and BC Wildfire Service since 2011.
Our SPU trailers are stored and maintained at our yard in Fort St John, BC during the off season. As fire season approaches, and conditions warrant, our Type 2 SPU’s are strategically placed at our approved “Business” locations in Fort St John, Prince George, Cache Creek and Penticton, BC for optimum provincial coverage and response times.
In the event of a Wildland-Urban Interface fire, SPUs are deployed by the BC Wildfire Service. Our trailers are ready to be deployed on short notice and we respond to resource requests from Emergency Management Personnel 24 hours a day.
Our Type 2 Structure Protection Units are built to BC Wildfire Service and OFC standards. Each unit contains enough equipment to protect approximately 25 structures.
Some of the equipment includes:
- 4 - Mark 3 or Wick 375 fire pumps
- Over 15 000’ of Hose
- 120+ Sprinklers
- Water Thieves
- Portable Water Bladder
- Ladders and Various Fire Tools
- Carpenter’s Tool Kits
- Chainsaw Kits
- Additional Safety Items
When structures are threatened in a Wildland Urban Interface situation, SPU equipment is deployed to mitigate damage. Fire hoses and sprinklers are set up to create moisture zones. This operation creates a bubble of humidity over and around structures, keeping roofs and walls wet. This helps to protect combustible structures from the sparks and flaming debris of an approaching wildland fire.
With timely deployment, many homes and structures may be saved from fire devastation.
Our Type 2 Structure Protection Units are on seasonal contracts with the BC Government on an “AS & WHEN NEEDED” basis.
However, we also provide Type 2 SPU units to Industry across Canada for rental and will also build units for purchase.