Disaster struck when lightning hit a South Carolina landfill and created a fire in the debris. To help control the blaze, the local fire department responded and spent several days battling the fire. Eventually, they had to be pulled off to focus on other responsibilities within their community. That’s when the fire chief contacted Cherokee Pumping to inquire on whether or not a concrete pump had the capacity to pump water onto the blaze.
After a brainstorming session, our Savannah manager, Leon Crumley, and the fire chief came up with a plan to combat the flames by developing an attachment that could be fastened to the boom pipe on the pump. We then dispatched a 52-meter concrete pump to the project and used the attachment to pump water from a safe distance onto the smoldering landfill. After pumping water for seven consecutive days with no breaks, the fire was finally extinguished.
Check out the video below to see how we fought the flames and ultimately put out the fire.
We were extremely proud of the resourcefulness of Cherokee Pumping’s team members to respond and help out a community in need. To learn more about our concrete pumping services, contact Cherokee Pumping today. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to follow along with our latest projects throughout the Southeast.