Fiberglass fire protection tanks – the durable choice to keep people safe

The Safe Choice for Fire Protection

Fire protection tanks are often installed in commercial, housing and industrial developments that are far from municipal water supplies. Cisterns with dry hydrant hookups are routinely mandated by rural and suburban fire officials, where commercial and residential development is growing faster than the municipal water supply system. Building codes require standby sources of water to be available to firefighters to establish or supplement a water supply.

If a primary water source isn't able to provide adequate supply or pressure, ZCL | Xerxes tanks can store the additional water. A dry hydrant connection to the tank allows fire trucks quick access to the water source.

Fire protection professionals enjoy peace of mind when they recommend ZCL | Xerxes fiberglass fire water tanks -- the durable choice to keep people safe.

Benefits of Fiberglass Over Concrete

Fiberglass tanks
  • Meet NFPA standards
  • Dry hydrant connections for fire trucks
  • Can be NSF-61 listed to serve as potable drinking water storage
  • Aboveground or underground, inside or outside options
  • Underground protects water from freezing, solves weather concerns and optimizes land use
  • Rated for H-20 and HS-20 traffic loads
  • Lightweight for less expensive shipping and easier installation
  • Durable, watertight design features
Concrete tanks
  • Porous, causing corrosion, cracks and leaks
  • Shorter life cycle
  • Expensive liners require ongoing inspection and maintenance
  • Expensive design upgrades required to make flat-top concrete tanks traffic-load rated

Typical applications

Fire department selects fiberglass tank for environmental sanctuary

The Greenwich Connecticut Fire Department chose a ZCL | Xerxes fiberglass tank for their fire suppression needs at the Greenwhich Audubon Society. The rural Society is dependent on a fire cistern for their fire protection water supply. The fire department had previously installed several tanks throughout Greenwich.

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Fire protection tanks in the Appalachian Mountains

Ashton Woods is remote housing development in the mountains. But if there’s a fire, they’re about 30 minutes away from the nearest source of fire-protection water.

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Fire protection water storage at Toronto college

A Toronto college’s water system didn’t meet the city’s criteria for fire protection water flow. Find out how they solved this problem and kept students safe.

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