Lesson 1/Learning Event 1
LEARNING EVENT 1:
DESCRIBE THE PURPOSE, LIMITATIONS,
AND CAPABILITIES OF THE 50-GPM PUMP
The 50-GPM Pump (figure 1) is a portable. frame-mounted, centrifugal pump, designed to pump
water at the rate of 50 gallons per minute. The pump is capable of providing water for
firefighting, equipment washing, showering of personnel, or decontamination. It can be used to
remove water from basements, ponds, or sumps. The main use which chemical personnel will
have for the pump is equipment decontamination operations. Its main decontamination purpose is
augmentation of the M12A1 PDDA. It can be used to fill collapsible tanks for hauling water to
decontamination sites. It then can be used to pump water from the tanks to the required
The 50-GPM Pump must be located no more than 25 feet above the water source.
FIGURE 1. 50-GPM MS 1A08-1 GASOLINE-DRIVEN PUMP.